Yesterday, an impostor posing as Eminem released a diss track targeting Soulja Boy. Given Slim Shady's recent disputes with Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, this diss didn't seem like that much of a stretch and we might have even believed that it was real for a good five seconds. But of course, it wasn't.
No worries though. This isn't the first time a wannabe-emcee has pulled the cloak over an unsuspecting public's eyes. We thought stans were bad enough, but we actually managed to dig up dirt on five guys who wanted to be their favorite rapper. Literally. Keep reading and check out our 5 Most Infamous Rapper Impostors...
IMPOSTOR OF: MF Doom
• Earlier this year, Doom finally admitted to using an impostor for some of his live shows. His rationale: "I'm a director as well as a writer. I choose different characters." Yeah, and we chose to pay $20 for a shitty, fake show and we want our money back.
IMPOSTOR OF: Kanye West
• When Stephen Colbert launched "Operation Humble Kanye West" last December in an attempt to knock 808s & Heartbreak from the number one spot on the iTunes album chart, the fake 'Ye tweeted the above remark. Press outlets went crazy with the response, prompting an ALL CAPS blog rant from Mr. West denouncing the illegitimate Twitter account.
IMPOSTOR OF: Nelly
• Back in 2001, when there was actually incentive for impersonating Nelly, one shameless impostor did just that on the same night the real Nelly was cleaning up at The Source awards. The fake celebrity showed up to a nightclub with six bodyguards, wearing $20,000 worth of jewelry. When denied entry, the Nelly impostor caused a huge scene that took police two hours to clear. Wow, dude needs a father figure.
IMPOSTOR OF: Kid Cudi
• Several months ago, NYC's own M2 Ultra Lounge fell victim to another impostor sham. The Scott Mescudi poser was on stage with the DJ for a few moments and was also recorded drunkenly rambling in the video clip above. Eh, that's definitely not the guy that graced the cover of our latest issue.
IMPOSTOR OF: Jay-Z
• Angelous, Sacario, and NOE aren't impostors per se, but did anyone ever listen to them without hearing, "This guy sounds just like Jay-Z," beforehand? Exactly. These were the guys Jay was talking about when he said, "There's a whole museum of Hov MC'ers / Everybody duping the flow, you see 'em." Yeah, we see 'em.