The ‘Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce)’ rapper dropped the music video for his "Houdini" single on May 31

Looks like Eminem had fun being his own stuntman on the set of his “Houdini” music video.

Following the release of his latest visual — an updated spin on his 2002 “Without Me” video, which dropped on May 31 — the “Lose Yourself” rapper, 51, shared a blooper reel on Instagram on Monday, June 10, featuring himself, of course, dressed in his same superhero suit from his earlier video captioned, “I do my own stunts.”

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“Don’t try this at home,” a straight-faced Eminem jokingly warns viewers at the top of the clip before doing takes where he does tiny jumps off of a bed and repeatedly face-plants on the floor. 

“Oh, you want me to smack my f---ing face? I can’t control my cape, bro,” he says sarcastically to someone off-camera. “I cannot be responsible for my cape.” 

The footage then cuts to the rap star trying — and failing — to scale a wall with a rope as he flails around and flips over. “Holy s---, it’s actually not easy,” he notes, pretending to be shocked. In another scene, the Recovery rapper attempts a few unserious superhero tuck-and-roll moves, saying, “You like the roll? I thought I killed it.”

The behind-the-scenes clip concludes with the Grammy-winning rapper filming a slo-mo punching scene with his blond Slim Shady persona before the camera cuts to the latter noting that his shoe came off between takes.

Eminem’s official “Houdini” video — which features cameos from Pete Davidson, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Shane Gillis — brought back his Slim Shady alter ego for what could be the last time as the rapper gears up to drop his next studio album this summer titled The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce). Endless breadcrumbs that he’s dropped since annoucing the project have hinted that the forthcoming LP will lay Slim Shady to rest once and for all.

First, he declared the twisted rap persona dead in a fake obituary that appeared in the Detroit Free Press last month, which said, in short, “His complex and tortured existence has come to a close, and the legacy he leaves behind is no closer to resolution than the manner in which this character departed this world.”

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Then, a day before the “Houdini” video dropped, Eminem posted a FaceTime call with magician David Blaine on Instagram, where he concluded, “Well for my last trick, I’m gonna make my career disappear.”

The Kamikaze rap artist performed his new single during a surprise performance at the ​​“Live From Detroit: The Concert at Michigan Central” event in his hometown on Thursday, June 6, which he executive-produced. His appearance followed after performers like Diana Ross, Big Sean and more.

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