The 44-year-old rapper showed off his new facial hair when he attended the premiere of HBO's 'The Defiant Ones' on June 22.
Em has taken to Instagram to share a photo of him rocking the new beard. Going all black in a leather jacket and jeans, the phenomenal rapper put his arms around fellow rappers Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar's shoulders. "Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard. #thedefiantones," he cheekily captioned the pic.
The beard and the dark hair were surely shocking as it made Em look drastically different and almost unrecognizable. The Grammy winner was known for his signature blond hair and clean-shaven, age-defying look. While Em casually dumped his baby-faced image and debuted his new look like it was nothing, fans freaked out on Twitter.
A fan considered the beard as a sign of new music from Em. "Eminem has a f**king beard he musta really been in his cave cookin up the dopest rhymes for months," @TshakW tweeted.
Eminem has a fucking beard he musta really been in his cave cookin up the dopest rhymes for months— thai 🅴 (@TShakW) 23 Juni 2017
Meanwhile, another fan mistook Em for Justin Timberlake with the new beard. "I thought eminem with a beard was Justin Timberlake at first glance," @WTFisTwonJ wrote along with a laughing emoji.
I thought eminem with a beard was Justin Timberlake at first glance 😂 pic.twitter.com/BGsXScJvQt— Twon Lennon (@WTFisTwonJ) 23 Juni 2017
Other fans also gave their hilarious responses on Twitter. One fan compared Em to a game character, while another posted a funny GIF to express his disbelief.
My face when I saw Eminem's beard for the first time......😱😮😂 pic.twitter.com/y7Ynhj4y2H— ♡ Sнα∂у Scαяℓєтт ♡ (@angry_blonde313) 23 Juni 2017
Eminem with a beard proper looks like Niko from gta 4 pic.twitter.com/vitidhZdru— Christina Zandes (@ChristinaZandes) 23 Juni 2017
Eminem with a beard 🤔 pic.twitter.com/qol2xgBxRw— Francisco (@214Francisco) 23 Juni 2017