Now, it looks like one particular tweet may be the reason #RIPEminem is a top trending topic this week.
The hip-hop and music communities were shaken after the hashtag #RIPEminem began trending on Twitter in the United States. At the time of this article being published, it still remains one of the top trends on the social media platform. However, an explanation for why it is trending is still rather unknown.
As far as we know, Eminem is alive and well. Neither the rapper nor a member of his team has released a statement regarding his health and whereabouts. Nevertheless, some theories about how #RIPEminem began trending are being explored.
This week, Twitter user @Levicumsock posted a tweet saying, “I have killed Eminem.” The user’s account has since gone private, but this tweet may have caused the avalanche of #RIPEminem tweets on Tuesday.
It is not 100 percent confirmed that this tweet sparked the trending topic. However, according to various sources, this Twitter user posted numerous tweets with #RIPEminem before going private.
Now, some Eminem fans are using the hashtag to express their concerns about the rapper. However, in typical internet fashion, others are using this trending topic to share funny memes and tweets.
— JoJo⁷❂#BLM (@jojosuniverze) August 18, 2020
— 𝙶𝚊𝚑𝚛𝚊𝚑𝚙𝚊𝚑𝚝𝚊🦗🇨🇴 (@gahrahpahta) August 18, 2020
— Seth (@SethShaffer) August 18, 2020
— OLLIE (@jupigan) August 18, 2020
— Axtion Am (@Axtion_Am) August 18, 2020
— Tuca (@tucakeane) August 18, 2020
— 𝕁𝕠𝕟𝕒𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝑫𝒖𝒌𝒆 Kᑕ (@Y0KE_) August 18, 2020
Eminem Alive We Are FaceTiming pic.twitter.com/nDy6UPYHAL
— WAPthony WAPtano (@theneedledrop) August 18, 2020
— no (@thatkindofwhore) August 18, 2020
— MoThaGod (@MoThaGod1) August 18, 2020
How do you think the #RIPEminem trending topic started? Let us know in the comments below.