Eminem Doesn’t Really Look Like Eminem Anymore and Fans Don’t Know What To Think

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Truth be told, I’m a huge fan of Eminem. I lived in Detroit for six months one summer for an internship right around the time that 8 Mile came out, so you can imagine the street cred I have (next to none). But it was cool to know the places in the film, and I lived so close to Ford Field that when he came in concert, I could actually hear parts of it from my balcony.

I was an unpaid intern, so no, I couldn’t afford to go.

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He’s pretty much always been the bleached-blonde, clean-shaven Slim Shady that we’ve all come to know. Even though he’s 44 years old, he still looks kind of like a kid.

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In an article for Men’s Journal, he detailed his use of Vicodin and Valium, as well as alcohol abuse, that led to an overdose in December 2007. “In 2007, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital. I was close to 230 pounds. I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas,” he said. ‘The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating — and eating badly.” Thankfully he was able to go through rehab, incorporate fitness into his life, and turn things around. Now he’s got a new look again, but this time it’s just from the neck up…

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Yes, Eminem has ditched the blonde and gone brown, adding in some scruffy facial hair, to boot. He was spotted rocking the new look at the premiere of The Defiant Ones in L.A., and I think it looks pretty good. Eminem uploaded the picture of himself alongside fellow music legends Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar, captioning the photo, “Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard. #thedefiantones”

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They were pretty split, although I would have liked to have seen a poll about the hair color, but so it goes. Comments ranged from “Eminem with a beard is one of the more disturbing mundane things you’ll see this week” to “I clicked on ‘shave’ but don’t really care as long as he feels comfortable to make and DROP new music.”

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So now I ask you, good people of the Internet: What are we thinking about this?

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