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 is one of the world's most renowned rappers.
via: GettyEminem, real name Marshal Mathers, first came onto the hip-hop scene in his home town of Detroit, Michigan, in 1997.
After quitting school, Eminem was determined to make it big as a rapper.
via: GettyAnd 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.
His success certainly wasn't immediate.
via: GettyAnd 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.
For years, Eminem worked menial jobs just to make ends meet.
via: GettyAnd his debut album, the 1996 Infinite, sold poorly.
But everything changed in 1997.
via: GettyEminem's freestyle skills and unique persona, Slim Shady, caught the attention of rapper and record producer, Dr. Dre, at an LA rap battle.
Dr. Dre saw something in the up-and-coming rapper...
via: GettyAnd 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.
It was onwards and upwards from there.
via: GettyIn 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...
via: GettyAnd 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.
However, despite all of his success...
via: GettyEminem certainly hasn't been shy of controversy.
The rapper has frequently come under fire for being offensive...
via: GettyAnd many have slammed the rapper as being "sexist" and "homophobic" in his music.
He had often rapped about killing his wife, Kim...
via: GettyAnd was arrested and charged with assault in 2000 when he allegedly pistol-whipped a man he saw kissing her.
Eminem has built his image around an angsty, rebellious young man who simply "doesn't give a f***".
via: GettyAnd he has publicly blasted many famous faces in his songs, including Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, Christina Aguilera, and Will Smith.
Many credit this turbulent and disruptive attitude to his difficult upbringing.
via: GettyRumors of Eminem's abusive childhood have circulated for years, and the rapper famously had a difficult relationship with his mom, Debbie Nelson-Mathers.
But, despite his own issues and turbulent upbringing...
via: GettyThe rapper has seemingly being determined to provide his own children with a very different life to the one he has lead.
The rapper has 3 daughters.
via: The SunEminem 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.
Eminem has prided himself on being a good father.
via: GettyAnd, earlier this month, he opened up about fatherhood in an interview with Mike Tyson on his show, Hotboxing With Mike Tyson.
The rapper discussed all things parenting...
via: YouTubeAnd, 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.
The topic then turned to his biological daughter, Hailie.
The young woman has opened up about her relationship with her dad in the past...replied, “Of course, we are very close," without hesitation.
Hailie studied psychology at Michigan State University...
So, understandably, Eminem is one proud dad.
via: YouTubeWhen 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...
via: YouTubeIn which Eminem hastily replied: “No babies. Just a boyfriend. She’s doing good."