You won't BELIEVE how different Eminem looks

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We love a good celeb transformation here at Now. When our favourite stars come out of hiding to reveal a whole new image, it’s weirdly satisfying.

But one star that we thought was never going to change, is legendary rapper Eminem.

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Back in the day, the US star was known for his alter-ego Slim Shady and sported a distinctive peroxide hairdo along with some baggy tracksuits and a load of silver chains.

And basically everyone wanted to be him…

So, hardcore fans of Eminem – aka Marshall Mathers – could be forgiven for double taking when he stepped out in LA looking like a COMPLETELY different person.

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Yup, ditching the blonde do for something a little more natural, the Love The Way You Lie artist was unrecognisable as he even sported a rugged beard at the premiere of new film, The Defiant Ones.

Showing off his new look on Instagram, the 44-year-old shared a photo of himself posing next to pals Kendrick Lamar and longtime music mentor Dr. Dre along with the caption: ‘Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard. #thedefiantones’.

And prepare yourselves for this HUGE transformation…

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

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Crazy, right?

And fans of the star were just as shocked as us, with one writing: ‘Literally didn’t recognize him for a minute, I actually thought it was wannabe trying to look like Em.’

Another tagged their friend and agreed: ‘Look at how much he has changed!’

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While some Instagram users were too busy admiring his new look, as one excited fan wrote: ‘MR Slim Shady. OMG He look hot’,

A second agreed: ‘More weight and a beard. Yes, sir, that’s the look. High five.’

And a third declared: ‘The only time I will ever approve of a guy with a beard.’

What do you think about Eminem’s dramatic new look? Let us know @Celebsnow!