Eminem recently shocked the internet and he hasn’t even released an album. On Friday (June 23), the Detroit rhymer made a rare appearance at the premiere of HBO’s four-part documentary series, The Defiant One, rocking a brand new beard.

Em went on his Instagram account and posted a photo of Slim Shady sandwiched in-between Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar at the premiere. Then on Saturday (June 24), 2 Chainz posted photos of himself posing with the bearded one in Los Angeles (see below).

It looks like Em just started growing his newly-coiffed beard. For years, the “8 Mile” rapper has kept his face clean shaven, so obviously, this new look is shocking fans on social media. Some have suggested that Eminem's beard is a sign that a new album might be on the way.

"Eminem finally hit puberty," joked one user on Twitter. Another person tweeted, "[Eminem] I see you have a new beard. Do you have a new album as well?"

There's no word on a new album, but Em is plotting some kind of a celebration for the 15th anniversary of The Eminem Show. In May, Em posted video hinting that a special event is being planned for his fourth album, which was released on May 26, 2002. Eminem cites Jim Carrey's 1998 flick The Truman Show as his inspiration for the album.

HBO's The Defiant Ones is a documentary about the partnership and success of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. The film will premiere on July 9 at 9PM ET.

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