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What Do We Think Of Eminem's New Beard?

Facial hair isn't the first thing we associate with Marshall Mathers, but we suppose a new beard is one way to keep rapper Eminem's long term fans guessing. 

Eminem unveiled his bearded look on Instagram and it's got the internet talking:

 

Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard. #thedefiantones

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What do you think of Eminem's new look? Do you prefer the rapper with or without the scruff? 

Also, out of curiosity, where does Eminem stand with the gay community these days? The last time Eminem publicly attempted to reconcile his use of homophobic language with his personal views of the LGBT community was in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in 2013, where he shared:

“I don’t know how to say this without saying it how I’ve said it a million times, but that word, those kind of words, when I came up battle-rappin’ or whatever, I never really equated those words . . .”

The Rolling Stone writer asks, “To mean homosexual?” 

“Yeah. It was more like calling someone a bitch or a punk or a–hole. So that word was just thrown around so freely back then. It goes back to that battle, back and forth in my head, of wanting to feel free to say what I want to say, and then [worrying about] what may or may not affect people. And, not saying it’s wrong or it’s right, but at this point in my career—man, I say so much s— that’s tongue-in-cheek. I poke fun at other people, myself. But the real me sitting here right now talking to you has no issues with gay, straight, transgender, at all. I’m glad we live in a time where it’s really starting to feel like people can live their lives and express themselves. And I don’t know how else to say this, I still look at myself the same way that I did when I was battling and broke.”

What's your take on the controversial rapper in 2017?

 

(H/T: People)