Have you heard the one where Eminem gets stabbed in New York? Well, we’re sorry to tell you that this was all hear-say at its worse because the supposed ‘news’ is not true.
Earlier today, a bogus Facebook post was making the rounds with a picture of a man with a knife in his back and a caption that read, “Rapper Eminem left nearly DEAD after being stabbed 4 times in NYC!”
To the surprise of no one, the picture was not of Slim Shady and once you clicked it, you were in for a world of spam. The post also claims that there was surveillance footage of the stabbing which once it was clicked on, survey scams, info phishing and pleas for resharing would grace your screen.
A publicist for Interscope sent out a message via email saying the following, “These happen all the time. He’s fine.” But the sad part is that it isn’t the first time Eminem’s name has been used in these types of social media scams; it has happened at least two times before.
Eminem is currently working on a new album which was rumored to be coming out sometime this year after his merchandise website let the cat out of the bag when they included 2013 as one of the years of the rappers “landmark albums.”