Eminem before and after

Eminem made a surprised public appearance last night that left everyone baffled.

The “Rap God” rapper, who is now 44 years old, looked strikingly different from his Slim Shady days.

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Fans of the rapper have been questioning if his drug past took a toll on him or if its just age showing.

Eminem was at the WSJ Innovator of the Year Awards on Wednesday in New York City where he honored his former mentors Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

“Dre and Jimmy are like a force of nature,” Eminem said. “As an example of how powerful they are, they had me fly here all the way from Detroit to speak publicly, and I really hate public speaking.”

Eminem once had a near fatal battle with drug addiction. He went to rehab in 2005 and took a break from music to get well. But came back three years after with two banger albums Relapse and Recovery in 2009 and 2010, both went platinum.

Eminem is currently working on his upcoming album ShadyXV with his Shady Records crew including Royce Da 5’9″ and Slaughterhouse.

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