Eminem is so proud of his 24-year-old college-graduate daughter Hailie

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I know there are tons of people who will never like Eminem because of the homophobia and misogyny in his lyrics. I’m not going to argue that those lyrics are fine or whatever, but I will say that I like and respect Eminem and his journey as a man. I respect his openness about his struggle to stay clean and sober, his support of his local Detroit community, and the fact that he’s raised three girls as a single father. Plus, he’s a very political animal and I love the way he sees Donald Trump for the foolish white supremacist he is. Anyway, Eminem recently discussed how proud he is of his daughter Hailie, who is a 24-year-old college graduate. He’s so proud of her education and the fact that he got her through her teen years and early 20s without any unplanned pregnancies.

Eminem is opening up about being a parent, sharing that “being able to raise kids” is one of his greatest accomplishments. Speaking on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson earlier this month, the rapper, 47, talked about how “proud” he is of his daughter Hailie Jade Scott.

“No babies,” Eminem replied when Tyson asked if Hailie, 24, had any children of her own. “Just a boyfriend. She’s doing good.”

“She’s made me proud for sure,” he added, sharing that Hailie, his daughter with ex Kim Mathers, graduated from college with an impressive 3.9 GPA. Haillie studied psychology at Michigan State University. “It definitely is crazy,” the rapper said of how much his daughter has grown up.

“I have a niece that I have helped raised, too, that’s … pretty much like a daughter to me, and she is 26. And then I have a younger one that’s 17 now,” Eminem continued, referring to his daughters Alaina Marie Mathers, whose mother is Kim’s late twin sister and the rapper went on to adopt, and Whitney Scott Mathers, who is Kim’s daughter with a former partner and Eminem also adopted. “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 said, adding that it’s important to keep kids “grounded” when they grow up with famous parents.

[From People]

To think of how Marshall grew up, with all of the physical and emotional abuse, in profound poverty… and then he grows up and instead of endlessly continuing that abusive cycle, he broke the wheel. He managed to raise three healthy daughters and that’s amazing. He has every right to be proud of them and himself.

Also: Hailie seems like an Instagram influencer? That’s funny. LMAO.

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  1. Branvoyage says:

    Love him!

  2. emmy says:

    I have such conflicting feelings towards Eminem. I still listen to The Eminem Show, that’s a great album. The lyrics … oof. Some are genius, some are horrifying. He’s a great rapper, a great entertainer, he gives great interviews. He refuses to apologize for his lyrics or statements though and that would be fine (in the sense that I respect if someone just wants to be taken at face value) but he keeps arguing that he’s not actually misogynist etc. Dude, your lyrics. And just because Elton John likes you doesn’t mean you’re not homophobic.

    I would love to know how he talks to his daughters about his music.

    • Oh-Dear says:

      He may not apologize but he does have regrets and he’s expressed them in interviews and songs. He won’t perform Kim and he has apologized to Debbie (Headlights). He also said he regrets calling Tyler the Creator a F****t and that he doesn’t use the word as a homophobic slur but another insult. I believe him – that doesn’t mean it isn’t insanely messy but I think context matters and where he grew up and because he grew up battle rapping I can see that to him, there is a difference. I don’t agree with it and I am glad he has come to understand that there are people who are harmed by the language others use on them, so progress? Also, Whitney has identified as bisexual.

      One other thing about his parenting – he didn’t tour to support his later albums much because it took him away from the girls and because it was hard to stay sober, so he definitely made sacrifices to be present.

      • Mama says:

        This is well said, @Oh-Dear You summed up how I think about him. He has grown. I hope, though, in the future he won’t use that term. I cringe when I hear it in his music and have talked to my son about it a lot (and explained how he regrets it).

    • Otaku fairy says:

      It’s ok to appreciate a good thing a highly problematic liberal middle aged male ally has done, allow him to be more than his worst moments,
      and express compassion for his struggles as long as the people doing this show the same consideration for women when it comes to problematic liberal women. We haven’t progressed to that point yet though, honestly. Because when the sexes are reversed, the opposite happens in a lot of these communities. Women are consistently expected to tolerate misogynistic abuse when it’s used to discipline problematic liberal women, or else.
      Eminem’s fans are nervous about their enjoying his work, liking a good thing he does, or having feelings about what he’s been through misinterpreted as approval of all the problematic things he’s done, which is fair. But when some of them ask for all that, but can’t live that when the genders are reversed and coerce women into putting up with misogyny in other situations, they’re being exactly what critics of men like Eminem fear and treating female pain like it’s less important than male pain.

  3. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Im an unapologetic Em fan and I think it says a lot that he raised three daughters – on his own for a lot of that time – and two of them are not his biological kids. He adopted his youngest who is his ex’s kid with another man – AFTER their first split. That says a LOT about him.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      It does and I too have always been a fan – he is an inspiration to a lot of young men that you can turn your life around and make it better.

      When you look at his life and what he endured it still amazes me that he himself is still alive and doing well. And yeah he should be proud of raising 3 daughters to be healthy and stable young women.

      Stan is one of my all time fave Eminem tracks and video. Plus he’s kinda hot now with the dark hair and beard.

  4. anniefannie says:

    I love, love him! I read a story that when he moved to a new neighborhood he brought his daughters around from house to house and introduced himself and his girls and encouraged kids to visit. His neighbors had very nice things to say about him and his parenting.

  5. Tiffany says:

    Wow, Hailie looks exactly like Kim.

  6. Eleonor says:

    I don’t like rap, so I have no opinion about his music, or his persona. BUT: he has raised a young woman who choose to have an education, and went to college he has the right to be proud, he did a good work.

  7. Canadiangirl says:

    I love him! It takes a lot to take on KIM’S kid with an EX! Think about that one! Good for him.

  8. Haha says:

    Slim Shady! I loved his music as a tween, and still do. He was extremely talented.

  9. Snazzy says:

    I had no idea he was the one raising those girls on his own.

  10. L says:

    I used to be a fan.. til I grew up and experienced domestic violence.. then i understood his lyrics in a whole new light. Daughters or no daughters, good rapper or not, the man is disgusting. Maybe if he actually did some real work undoing the toxicity he sprayed upon the world, I would have a slither of respect for him, but he hasn’t so…

  11. Lens horne says:

    She is a cutie.

  12. CherryL says:

    She did grow up rich tho. Why would she have poor people’s struggles?