It seems that rapper Eminem's controversial alter ego Slim Shady, who first appeared on the scene 25 years ago, may soon be put to rest.

With his peroxide-blond hair and everyman blue jeans, Slim Shady was an opponent who originated from Eminem's self-described "white trash" background.

Eminem made a surprise revelation in April that his next album, The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce), will be out this summer. The announcement was promoted as a faux murder news broadcast.

Additionally, Shady once more exclaimed, "guess who's back" on Friday, making a surprise reappearance on the album's debut hit, Houdini.

Eminem confronts the rap anti-hero he invented in this video, which also has cameos from comics Pete Davidson and Shane Gillis and rap giants Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and 50 Cent.

Slim Shady appears to be coming to an appropriately violent conclusion in the new album title, with the rapper himself saying, "I knew it was only a matter of time."

Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers III, grew up in Detroit's impoverished neighborhoods, which are predominately black.