The world isn’t big enough to handle two Eminems.
Eminem, a.k.a. Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is known for his compelling lyricism and sardonic commentary on social issues and is regarded as one of the best-known rap artists today. His delivery is unparalleled.
But one dude comes in at a very close second.
The “Venom” rapper was so impressed with comedian Chris D’Elia’s impression of him, because even though they look nothing alike, his mannerisms were convincingly spot on.
D’Elia, donning a loose, black hoodie, free-styled with angst from what appears to be in the comfort of his home garage to mock Eminem’s 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher.
For the uninitiated, cyphers are ancillary to the BET awards with a series of videos in which both established and up-and-coming rappers and beat-boxers get down with the free-flow. Some consider this the main event over the doling of accolades.
Eminem’s politically-charged cypher from 2017 was filmed inside a public parking structure in Detroit to annihilate Donald Trump.
He had a special message for Trump supporters:
“Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line—you’re either for or against. And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split on who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this: f*** you.”
D’Elia, on the other hand, had a different target for his rendition: boxes.
Eminem could hardly contain himself after seeing his lookalike.
“This is INCREDIBLE!!! 4 a second I actually thought it WAS me!!” he tweeted.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 6, 2019
For reference, here is Eminem’s original BET cypher from October 6, 2017.
— BET (@BET) October 11, 2017
Fans were SHOOK over his unexpected response.
IT FINALLY HAPPENED
— Drew Wheeler (@_DrewWheeler) February 6, 2019
LMFAOOOOOO YOU THE GOAT FOR THIS
— Marshall (@LDR_Violence) February 6, 2019
Only one you!! This guy is good though
— kamikaze Gal ???????? (@lovemojo1991) February 6, 2019
THE GOAT ???? RESPONDED TO OUR CALL…BABIES WORLDWIDE STAND UP ???? ???? ????
— EhSeDamianMonroe (@joeventuraaa) February 6, 2019
Some people were unsure of Mathers’ response, but his reaction proved we had nothing to worry about.
Eminem compliments someone imitating his freestyle? If I was @chrisdelia, I’d want this tweet engraved on my tombstone.
— Levi Boshnack (@Boshnackttack1) February 6, 2019
Well I'm glad you're not offended❤
I for one, will not watch this but I adore you and your sense of humor.
Keep knocking em all dead ????
I love you! So much I got a tattoo!! ????
— ⚘Ǝ Fallon Ǝ⚘ (@luv4em27) February 6, 2019
We Stans ❤️ U
Love every side of YOU ????
But the funny side is one of my favorite… pic.twitter.com/CuqxxLJRSY
— Kpmarl (@Kpmarl1) February 6, 2019
Eminem has joined the memes
— Marcusgram (@NordicMC) February 6, 2019
Nothing shady going on here. We stan!