Twitter users assume US rapper is dead as #RIPEminem trends online

Twitter users assume US rapper is dead as #RIPEminem trends online

- A social media troll decided to make a "stupid joke" about Eminem and the hashtag #RIPEminem started trending

- Worried fans of the US rapper flooded Twitter with RIP messages before realising that there was no evidence that Em was dead

- Eminem's fans slammed the troll for making the bad joke about their favourite rapper

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The hashtag #RIPEminem trended on social media on Tuesday, August 18. Eminem's fans thought the star was dead after a troll tweeted that he had killed the US rapper.

The hasthtag was sparked by a lone tweet from the troll, @LEVICUMSOCK, who claimed that the star was dead. The tweep provided no real evidence to his bizarre post.

"I have killed Eminem," the post read.

The Stan hitmaker's fans took the micro-blogging app and shared mixed reactions following the tweet. Most of them slammed @LEVICUMSOCK for his "stupid joke".

@ministercookie wrote: "Why is that trending? I hate the internet sometimes."

@DeonRichForever said: "Don’t play with Marshall Mathers like that."

@psyco_poetic commented: "On God I was scared as hell."

@noemibb7 said: "What the f*ck is this about Eminem hashtag? I don't know where it came from but it's not funny!"

@HiroBeing wrote: "Y’all crazy and it ain’t funny. Marshall is alive stop this sh*t."

@Countonmamba24 added: "No, it’s a stupid joke."

Fans think Eminem is dead as #RIPEminem trends on social media
Fans thought Eminem was dead as the #RIPEminem trended on social media. Image: Getty Images
Source: UGC

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In other news, earlier reported that Veentage band lead vocalist Ejiro Emokiniovo died in Dubai.

The deceased passed away after she reportedly completed a surgery in Dubai on Thursday, March 5.

Emokinovo who ran the music band with her hubby, Desmond, performed at the 90th birthday ceremony of the mother of a politician, Femi Gbajabiamila.

A photo showing a lit candle was posted on the official page of the band to share the news of the sad passing.

In another story, Nigerian gospel singer Yemi Oluwadaisi died.

A friend of the music star identified as Lara Wise on Facebook took to the social media platform to share the sad news of the singer’s demise.

She noted that she was not aware of the passing of her singer friend until another mutual friend in Australia called to share the news.

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