Brace yourselves, Eminem fans, as the increasingly reclusive rapper dropped a bombshell (well, at least as far as his fans are concerned) via his Twitter last night: “There is no Relapse 2.”

The notorious MC had, this time last year, promised fans a Relapse sequel by the fall of 2009, which was then pushed back into ’10.  MTV now reports that the status of the would-be record is now completely unknown, but points out that Em also tweeted, “Don’t worry. Some big news is coming. Soon.”

MTV also caught this interesting quote from Just Blaze last week, who is currently recording with Eminem:

“[the album], it’s getting there, but we still got a lot of work… a lot of good music is being made. … He’s really back spitting. The wordplay is crazy, the metaphors are crazy. He’s really back on his game. He had his ups, he had his downs, he’s back way, way, way up. This is definitely going to be up there with the best of his albums, for sure, for sure. The fact that he’s branched out working with a lot of different people now, collaborating in a lot of different ways that he never has before, I think he’s going to surprise a lot of people.”

When reached for comment, Eminem gave reports an increasingly sullen series of moping, terse, and humorless glances, his preferred method of communication for the past few years.  ‘Cause he’s tough, see?

What do you think of Eminem’s Relapse 2 cancellation?