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ICYMI: Eminem Has A Beard And Fans Have Mixed Feelings

Guess who's back...with a beard?

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, is returning to the music scene with a new look.

He's growing facial hair! In a recent Instagram photo, the 44-year-old rapper captioned, "Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard."

The normally clean-shaven Eminem doesn't seem to be bragging too hard about the beard. The post comes off as very nonchalant and casual. If anything, it's his fans who are going wild!

Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard. #thedefiantones

1m Likes, 31.1k Comments - Marshall Mathers (@eminem) on Instagram: "Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard. #thedefiantones"

And now, Twitter is weighing in. While some of his fans approve the beard, others aren't too keen on his scruffy new look, saying he doesn't look like Eminem anymore, that he could pass as a dad or the lead singer of Nickelback.

Paul Giacomino on Twitter

So Eminem has a beard? I approve of this

Coal on Twitter

Eminem's beard has me shook https://t.co/G6IU8GGa5D

G on Twitter

Eminem has a beard now...my day is ruined

Marty Mcfly on Twitter

When @Eminem grows a beard he turns into a really tired @jtimberlake. #BringingSexyBack #TheRealSlimGettingShady

Heena on Twitter

My baby has grown beard is the happiest thing right now for me ! Screaming shady till I die ❤️ @Eminem @rosenberg ❤️ #marshallmathers

Puff Puff Laughs on Twitter

Eminem grew a beard....if he gets rid of it can we call him Slim Shavey?

We have to wonder. Either the "Lose Yourself" star needed a change or he's too busy bustin' out rhymes and working on a masterpiece of an album to remove the beard. Guess we will find out soon!

Do you think the singer should shave or save the beard?



Sarah Francis is a half-Palestinian journalism junkie, a proud Charlotte, NC native with an oversized sweet tooth, and an active world traveler. Ask her where she's headed next. (@Sarah_Francis25)