Eminem's 'My Name Is' Contains A Secret Message If You Play It Backwards

So here's what happened: everyone in the LADbible office was listening to Kisstory (as you do) when Eminem's 'My Name Is' came on.

What a song, ay? Takes us all back to the year 2000, when MSN was the best means of communication and streaming an album took three days.

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However, most people in the office didn't realise that there's a secret message when you play the song backwards.

Maybe it was just me being a bit of a square and researching songs backwards when I was 11, I don't know.

I reckon there'll be lots of you sat there reading this now like: "Well, yeah. Tell us something we don't know." But hopefully, this will be a glorious moment for the majority of you.

What better way to spend your day than listening to songs backwards. Right? Right?!

Check it out...

As you can see and hear, the words are: 'Hi! My name is... (what?) My name is... (who?) My name is... {scratches} Slim Shady. Hi! My name is... (huh?) My name is... (what?) My name is... {scratches} Slim Shady.'

But when you play it backwards... 'It is Slim. It's Eminem, it's Eminem, it's Eminem. It is Slim. It's Eminem, it's Eminem, it's Eminem.'

Was it intentional? Well. I like to think it was. If not, it's a very happy coincidence.

More Interesting Shit About Eminem You Might Not Know

Someone on Imgur has put together a shit load of interesting facts about Slim himself, check them out...

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The most interesting thing about Eminem has to be the 'fact' that he's a cyborg.

Yes, some people believe that the modern-day Eminem that we all know and love is in actual fact an IMPOSTER.

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There are several videos circulating the internet that claim Eminem is not who we think he is. Take this one, for example, which has me utterly convinced. Oh no, wait, I'm not.

As you can see, they've got this pretty much covered. The video's description states: "We will note that numerous celebrities have been replaced - whether by surgically modified impostors or by cloned doubles' remains to be ascertained on a case-by-case basis - usually after a removal from public view for several months prior to reappearing as having been through psychological hell, severe physical trauma, psychological transformation therapy or any number of other cover stories to justify that they seem to have changed significantly enough that people cannot fail to notice.

"This way the explanation for such noted changes is given pre-emptively. Drug, alcohol and sex addiction and rehab being those used most recently, possibly to derive an additional value of role model suggestions to legitimise such moral decadence among their fans, thus undermining balanced traditional family values in society."

Let's take a look at some photos of Em back in the day (pre-cloning)...

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And let's have a look at him now (post-cloning)...

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Is it just me, or has he just lost weight and... you know... aged?

Well that's just not a good enough explanation for some people.

YouTube user, Spiritual Coaching 4 life After life waded in with their expert opinion: "So I was watching a playlist of Eminem's videos and in his more recent ones with the dark hair I noticed that he doesn't look the same at all and that his eyes (which is the key to your soul) are no longer blue... So I then start a search to find out why his eyes are now brown and I've come across everything from contacts to conspiracy and then I find this video.... This is just downright terrifying!!!"

Whereas Azrael Skylyn said: "I gotta say, I have noticed the past couple years that Eminem looked different than what I remember from when I was in my teens, but I just chalked it up to the fact that people change. But that picture comparison @7:00 is insanely different from one another, the ears especially are a totally different shape. And I have never heard of anybody getting total ear surgery to have completely different ears. In fact the newer Eminem pic in that comparison looks a lot like synthetic skin, or prosthetics, or just a different person who is a lookalike. The eyes are very different, too. So weird. I'm still on the fence about this though."

Bren, whose qualifications for his statement are being a former barber, says: "It's not the real Em. As a former barber I'll point out the impossible. The three pics at mark 1:27-1:34 show two different hair patterns on the left side of his head. The real Em's hair pattern grows forward at top side, then gradually slants downward, still leaning forward all the way to the edge.

"The new guy's hair grows forward at the top, then grows backwards at the side edge and then slants down. When hair is that short, nobody on this earth can change your hair growth pattern. It's like a fuzzy finger print... the real Em's hairline grows down closer on his forehead and temple area. Yet the other guy's hairline sits further back on his forehead and temple. IT'S A WRAP!"

Well, if that doesn't convince you then nothing will. Case closed.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is the Senior Journalist at PRETTY52 but has worked at LADbible Group as part of the LADbible editorial team since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online.

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