Eminem’s daughter Hailie Jade Scott has opened up about her relationship with her father and what she has in store for the future having graduated university.
The 22-year-old is Eminem’s only biological daughter with his ex-wife Kim Mathers who he was married to twice before breaking up in 2006.
The rapper has since mentioned Hailie in a number of songs including Mockingbird and Castle.
She recently graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in psychology.
Speaking to the Daily Mail she said of the relationship with her dad:
Of course, we are very close.
As for her plans beyond university, she said:
I’m not sure yet, it’s kind of up in the air still. People have been reaching out through Instagram, as I don’t have any management.
You’d hope their relationship was in a strong place, especially given the efforts of Eminem, who has sold an eye-watering 172 million albums worldwide, who can now celebrate being 10 years sober and clean from drug and alcohol addiction last month.
45-year-old Marshall Mathers III shot to incredible global fame in the early 2000s but he’d already struggled with substance abuse problems while battling to make it as an artist.
Those struggles overpowered him and spiralled to dangerous depths before he made the decision to completely quit drugs and alcohol 10 years ago.
Ten years clean is an incredible achievement and rightly his Instagram post gathered over one million loves:
Speaking to The Fix, Eminem revealed that at his lowest point drug addiction left him hours from death.
He explained that he was rushed to hospital after an overdose:
Had I got to the hospital about two hours later, I would have died. My organs were shutting down.
My liver, kidneys, everything. They didn’t think I was gonna make it. My bottom was gonna be death.
He told The Fix that he got hooked on Vicodin pills but at the height of his addiction he was taking up to 20 pills a day: ‘Xanax, Valium, tomato, tomatoe, it’s same thing… take it.’
His near-fatal overdose prompted him to get clean, but he relapsed after a month. Relapsing is a common problem when battling addiction. But Eminem’s story proves you can relapse and still eventually be strong enough to reach 10 years clean.
His second attempt to get clean started absolutely brutally:
A detox kept him up all night for three weeks ‘not sleeping, not even nodding off for a minute’
Surviving that experience without relapsing again shows an incredible amount of inner strength and determination.
It also shows that no matter how rich or successful you become – Eminem’s net worth is $190 million – addiction can still take hold of your life. And getting clean is the same brutal process for anyone no matter where they’re from.
The battle is worth it though, as his story proves to us all. What a guy. Keep doing you, mate.
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