It appears that Eminem might be interpreting his forthcoming album title “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce)” quite literally. Recently, the media published a fake obituary for Slim Shady, bidding farewell to the “controversial rapper.”

“Slim Shady Made Lasting Impressions” the headline on with the subhead, “Fans ‘Will Never Forget’ Controversial Rapper.’” The ad/obituary seems to endorse Em’s upcoming 12th studio LP, titled “The Death of Slim Shady (Coupe De Grâce),” showcasing a photo of Eminem wearing a white Jason Voorhees hockey mask.

“Fans ‘will never forget’ controversial rapper,” the piece reads. “A product of Detroit who began his career there as a rogue splinter in the flourishing underground rap scene of the mid to late 1990s, Shady first became a household name in 1999 with the debut of his playfully deranged single ‘My Name Is,’ which — along with its uniquely eye catching video — exposed the young artist and his lyrics to a wider audience.”

The obituary then continues: “Ultimately, the very things that seemed to be the tools he used became calling cards that defined an existence that could only come to a sudden and horrific end. His complex and tortured existence has come to a close, and the legacy he leaves behind is no closer to resolution than the manner in which this character departed this world. May he truly find the peace in an afterlife that he could not find on Earth.”

The Death Of Slim Shady will follow the rapper’s 11th studio album, Music to Be Murdered By, which he released in 2020. Music to Be Murdered By debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking Eminem’s historic 10th consecutive chart-topping album.

Stay tuned.