#RIPEminem-the top trending hashtag on Twitter in the USA! How did it originate?
All sort of bizarre things and trends happen on the social media and this is on the rise especially in this year. The latest crazy thing to happen was the viral tweet on #RIPEminem. There was no particular explanation for it but it sent the fans and people of the music world into a frenzy and concern.
#RIPEminem trending on Twitter in the USA
On early Tuesday 18 August 2020, a hashtag started trending on Twitter in the USA. It was that of #RIPEminem. And it still continues to top the trending topics on social media. All the followers and music industry people were shaken on reading this. They were immediately concerned but later assured when they came to know that it was fake news and all is well with Eminem.
Who started this trend and how did it spread so fast and so falsely? No one has an explanation for it until now. But the assuring thing is that Eminem, the rapper is well and healthy. Neither his family nor his management has released any statement about his ill-health or other problems.
Theories on the origin of the Twitter trend
It seems to have all started from one Twitter user called @Levicumsock. He put up a tweet which read:
“I have killed Eminem.”
After this, the user switched his account to private. But this was the starting point and began the trending hashtag of #RIPEminem.
It is said that this user posted several posts of #RIPEminem before he went private. And most users started using this same hashtag to discuss about Eminem and express their concerns about his health. There were many others who started using the same hashtag to make memes and have some fun. And this all made the hashtag a trending topic on social media.
Concerns and tweets of fans
One fan wrote:
“BRUH I THOUGHT EMINEM ACTUALLY DIED CAUSE IT’S 2020 AND ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN BUT IT’S JUST YALL PLAYING TOO MUCH AGAIN #ripeminem”
— JoJo⁷#Dynamite (@jojosuniverze) August 18, 2020
And another Twitter user tweeted:
“#ripeminem You’ll forever be in our hearts.”
— 𝙶𝚊𝚑𝚛𝚊𝚑𝚙𝚊𝚑𝚝𝚊🦗🇨🇴 (@gahrahpahta) August 18, 2020
And another wrote:
“Me checking twitter to make sure Eminem is okay #ripeminem“
— Seth (@SethShaffer) August 18, 2020
And another Twitter user remarked:
“rest in piece emily
i’ll miss you forever
And one more wrote:
“So sad, 2020 strikes again #ripeminem“
And one Twitter user wrote:
“Why is #ripeminem trending he is alive stop doing this it’s 2020 aka the worst year of all time.”