In a recent appearance on Mike Tyson’s chat show, Hotboxin With Mike Tyson, infamous rapper, Eminem, gushed about how proud he is of his daughter, Hailie Mathers, in an unusual display of emotion and affection.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear why he is so proud of his daughter…
Eminem, real name Marshal Mathers, first came onto the hip-hop scene in his home town of Detroit, Michigan, in 1997.
And throughout the early 90s, he worked tirelessly on making a name for himself in the underground world of hip hop – Something which proved to be quite the challenge for a white man.
And it took him quite some time to establish himself in the industry, with Detroit’s veteran MCs and DJs laughing the “skinny white boy” off from the stage.
And his debut album, the 1996 Infinite, sold poorly.
Eminem’s freestyle skills and unique persona, Slim Shady, caught the attention of rapper and record producer, Dr. Dre, at an LA rap battle.
And with the producer as his mentor, Eminem released the iconic The Slim Shady LP in 1999, which went on to sell millions of copies and win him 2 Grammy Awards and 4 MTV Video Music Awards.
In 2000, he went on to release The Marshall Mathers LP, which included some of his most popular tracks such as “Stan” and “The Real Slim Shady.”
His fourth album, The Eminem Show in 2002 was just as successful…
And in that same year, the musician made his acting debut in the movie, 8 Mile, which was based loosely around his own life and growth and success in the world of hip hop.
Eminem certainly hasn’t been shy of controversy.
And many have slammed the rapper as being “sexist” and “homophobic” in his music.
And was arrested and charged with assault in 2000 when he allegedly pistol-whipped a man he saw kissing her.
And he has publicly blasted many famous faces in his songs, including Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst, Christina Aguilera, and Will Smith.
Rumors of Eminem’s abusive childhood have circulated for years, and the rapper famously had a difficult relationship with his mom, Debbie Nelson-Mathers.
The rapper has seemingly being determined to provide his own children with a very different life to the one he has lead.
Eminem has one biological daughter with ex-wife, Kim Mathers: Hailie Mathers, aged twenty-four.
His other daughters are adopted: Niece, Alaina Mathers, aged twenty-six, and Kim’s daughter, Whitney Scott Mathers, aged seventeen, whom he formally adopted when Kim was undergoing drug rehabilitation.
And, earlier this month, he opened up about fatherhood in an interview with Mike Tyson on his show, Hotboxing With Mike Tyson.
And, when asked about the thing he prides himself most on, he replied:
“So when I think about my accomplishments like that’s probably the thing that I’m the most proud of, you know, is that — is being able to raise kids.”
He also added that it’s important to keep kids “grounded” when they grow up with famous parents.
Out of all his children, Hailie is by far in the spotlight the most, having gained 1.9 million followers on Instagram.
And, when asked if her dad is supportive of her, she replied, “Of course, we are very close,” without hesitation.
And recently graduated with an impressive 3.9 GPA.
When Tyson brought up her accomplishment, the rapper replied:
“She’s made me proud for sure.”
Tyson then broached the topic of Hailie having her own family one day…
In which Eminem hastily replied:
“No babies. Just a boyfriend. She’s doing good.”
But he seems to be genuinely very happy for his daughter, which can only be a positive sign… Though we don’t envy any young man who has Eminem as his father-in-law.
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