Surely you weren’t expecting Eminem to get all soft and sentimental on his 51st birthday? Marshall Mathers, born on Oct. 17, 1972, celebrated his half century plus one with a classic Slim Shady-ish post on Tuesday in which he posed in a black t-shirt and matching pants in front of a black background with a pointy birthday hat and a celebratory scowl.
“Thanks 2 everyone for all the bday wishes!!!,” he wrote, adding “suck it!!!!!”
While the Detroit legend didn’t get all mushy on his born day, his longtime pal 50 Cent did, posting a series of classic pics of the dynamic duo through the years — on stage, back stage and at 50’s 2020 Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony — along with the message, “Happy Birthday to the living legend @eminem love you to death man, God bless wishing you many more.”
Last month, 50 brought Em out in Detroit as a surprise guest on his Final Lap tour, teasing fans with his verse from 2003’s “Patiently Waiting” before Marshall hopped on stage, hoodie on, of course, to drop his classic lines to the hometown crowd’s delight. The two then amped things up even further by performing their Grammy-winning 2009 hit “Crack a Bottle,” though the third leg of their titanic triumvirate, Dr. Dre was, unfortunately, did not join them.
“Detroit, make some noise for one of the best friends I’ve ever known: 50 Cent!” Eminem said. “Make some noise for hip-hop’s 50th birthday, y’all — it’s still hip-hop’s 50th birthday. Detroit, I love y’all!”
Check out Em and 50’s bday posts below.