Reaching out. Eminem and his mother, Debbie Mathersthey’ve had a rocky relationship over the years – but she still wanted to celebrate her son being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“Marshall, I just want to say, I couldn’t let this day go by without congratulating you on your induction into the Hall of Fame,” Mathers, 67, said in a video posted Sunday, Nov. 6, via Twitter. “I love you so much. I knew you’d get there. It was a long ride. I’m very, very proud of you.”
As well as congratulating her son, 50, Debbie praised his 26-year-old daughter Hailie for her career success. “And I’m also very proud of Hailie Jade, my big girl,” she said in the clip, where she could be seen rocking a Shady Records T-shirt. “I want to tell you Hailie, great job on your podcast and God bless you. I love you very much – she concluded.
The rapper and his mother have had a notoriously tumultuous relationship over the years. Mathers sued Eminem for defamation in 1999, seeking $11 million. Although the judge ultimately ruled in her favor, she was only awarded $25,000.
The “Stan” artist, for his part, has been honest about his troubled upbringing through his music — including 2002’s “Cleanin’ Out My Closet,” in which he claimed his mom “shot prescription pills in kitchen” and he said “believe me I was sick when I wasn’t.”
However, in 2013, the Grammy winner released the song “Farovi”, where he apologized to his mother and recognized his role in their problems.
The music video for the song is told from the point of view of mom Mathers as she stays away from the grown-up Eminem, reminiscing about his childhood. and tries to reconnect with his son.
At the end of the video, the Missouri native is shown hugging his mom before the two part ways.
On the 37thth annually Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame At an induction ceremony on Saturday, November 5, Eminem opened up about his difficult journey over the years. “I almost died from an overdose in 2007, which was bullshit. … The drugs were fucking delicious, and I thought we were doing good, man, but I had to go and fuck everything and take too much.”
He continued, “I had to really fight through man to try to break into this music, and I’m so honored and I’m so grateful that I’m even able to be up here doing hip-hop music, man, because I love it so much. ”
Before his acceptance speech, a longtime mentor dr. Dre revealed that while he initially faced backlash for promoting Eminem’s music, his faith in the talent of the “Real Slim Shady” artist never wavered.
“His raw, dark and witty lyrics along with a flawless cadence stood out from anything I’d ever heard before, and he was hungry. We both were,” explained the producer. “We were two artists in do-or-die situations: he was desperately looking for a way to feed his family, and I was looking for something to sink my teeth into creatively. Each of us was exactly what the other needed, and I was willing to bet my whole career on that.”