Eminem Conspiracy Theory Claims He Died In 2006 And Was Replaced By A Clone

There is a strange conspiracy theory floating around the internet claiming that Eminem actually died in 2006 and has since been replaced.
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There is a strange conspiracy theory floating around the internet claiming that Eminem actually died in 2006 and has since been replaced by a clone.

The ‘Lose Yourself’ rapper, 50, is recognised as one of the greatest rappers of all time.

Since his break-out hit ‘My Name Is’ came out in 1999, Eminem has had five number-one hits, won 15 Grammy Awards and even won an Oscar.

But if – and it’s a big if – we are to believe this strange conspiracy theory making the rounds, then everything we know about Eminem could be a lie.

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The theory first started circulating when fans noticed his voice had changed.

Then to add fuel to the fire, Spanish outlet La Guía Del Varón reportedly referred to the ‘Not Afraid’ singer as an ‘android clone’, reporting the theory as fact, per The Mirror.

This led to people commenting how they noticed his facial structure had changed over time, with many starting to actually believe the theory.

One person says: “Yeah I believe he is a clone, it doesn’t even look like him anymore and his eyes are dead.”

Another one adds: “I believe that Eminem is a clone. He doesn’t look the same after the so-called accident where he just disappeared for about a year he came back looking different.”

The Eminem conspiracy theory claims he died in 2006 and that he’s been replaced by a clone. Credit: Alamy

The theory then continues to mention how there was a drastic change in Eminem’s lyrics after 2006 – stating that his songs now focus on the ‘hip-hop lifestyle’ rather than the ‘much darker’ themes of his earlier work.

Theorists also point out how the ‘Mockingbird’ artist started wearing darker clothes too – which is an obvious sign that someone is a clone, duh.

More evidence emerged in 2013 when footage of Eminem ‘glitching’ during a live ESPN broadcast of a college football game emerged.

Then in 2016, rapper B.o.B shared a series of cryptic tweets in which he claimed that human cloning had been around for years.

The final piece of evidence came from Tom Macdonald’s ‘Cloned Rappers’ music video in 2019 – stating in his song that the ‘Illuminati took bone samples to clone rappers’ and then put the real beings in prison to ‘silence their vision’.

“If they can’t control you they erase the old you,” he added, before listing some of the names that have been cloned and who does he mention? You guessed it… Eminem.

So do many people actually believe this bizarre theory? Unsurprisingly, no.

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“How about the fact that he was young when he started and things change if you get older,” says one person.

“This theory seems a bit shady to me,” adds another person.

Someone else points out: “The idea that he’s a clone is one of the dumbest conspiracy theories ever.

“That song from Tom was one of the worst songs he’s put out. As people age, they grow and change as a person.”

A fourth comments: “It’s a funny thing about humans how sometimes we you get older your voice can change.”

Others have credited Eminem’s change in lifestyle to why his voice and appearance would have changed, as the rapper has been open with his history of drug usage and has been sober since 2008, as per People

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.