News: 50 Cent, Skylar Grey, Joell Ortiz & More Wish Eminem Happy 40th B-Day

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 5:27PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap stars 50 Cent, Skylar Grey and more have all applauded Grammy-winning rapper Eminem in light of turning 40 today.

The G-Unit leader asked his eight million-plus Twitter followers to acknowledge Em's special day.

"I want everybody to wish@Eminem a wonderful birthday. I'm gonna call him he always hold me down.# SMSaudio," Fif tweeted October 17. (50 Cent's Twitter)

Frequent Em collaborator Skylar Grey also showed love to the 40 year-old.

"Wishing @Eminem a very happy birthday! It's going to be a great year!," she tweeted. (Skylar Grey's Twitter)

Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz shouted out the Shady Records CEO.

"Happy Birthday @Eminem !!! Many more big bro. #Yaowa" (Joell Ortiz's Twitter)

Former Shady Records rapper Ca$his bigged up his former boss.

"Happy Birthday Big Homie!! @eminem now watch >>>http://youtu.be/WesT6FP3PSg" (Ca$his' Twitter)

West Coast rock band Papa Roach showed their respect for Slim Shady.

"Happy 40th birthday to @eminem! What are your favorite Eminem songs?" (Papa Roach's Twitter)

Em entered the mainstream spotlight in his mid-20's.

Happy 40th birthday, Eminem. The Detroit rapper who helped define contemporary youth culture has notched the big one today, officially moving into the Elder Statesmen wing of the hip-hop palace. By the way, if the public-relations machinery had gotten its way, Eminem would still be 38. In an age-old showbiz move, his handlers shaved years off his age when he was introduced nationwide in 1999, declaring him to be 24. The record was corrected when the Free Press tracked down his Missouri birth certificate that spring: Born on Oct. 17, 1972, he was, in fact, 26. (Detroit Free Press)

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