Eminem’s Mother ‘Very, Very Proud’ of His Rock Hall of Fame Induction: ‘I Knew You’d Get There’
Eminem has famously taken a number of pretty vicious swipes against his mother Debbie on songs such as “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” and “My Name Is” (before offering a mea culpa on 2013’s “Headlights”). But that all appears to be water under the bridge now that Marshall is officially a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
After the Detroit Don took his place among the rock gods over the weekend at the 2022 RRHOF induction ceremony, Debbie Mathers recorded a congratulations video that was pure proud mama. “Marshall, it is my pleasure to congratulate you on your induction into The Hall of Fame,” Debbie Mathers said in a video she shared with a friend on Monday (Nov. 7).
“I love you very deeply. I knew you would get there. It’s been a long journey. You are a great person. Also, I’m proud of Hailie Jade (granddaughter), my big girl. Hailie, I want to say that you did a great job with your podcast. God bless you all. I love you so much
After years of contentious back-and-forth — including a 1999 $12 million lawsuit filed against her son accusing him of slander, which they settled two years later for $25,000 — the sweet message was the perfect cap to a big weekend for Slim Shady. In his acceptance speech, Slim Shady, who was joined by his daughter Hailie at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, spoke of his unusual rise to the occasion.
He explained to the crowd that he was probably not supposed be there tonight due to a couple reasons. “One of them is that I’m a rapper and this is Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And there’s only a few of us right now that have been inducted in already, but there’s only a few of us… I had to really fight my way through man to try and break through in 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.”
Em was inducted by his longtime mentor and producer, Dr. Dre, who said he never lost faith in the MC, praising his “raw, dark and humorous lyrics coupled with an impeccable cadence.”
Below, check out Debbie Mathers sweet video of congratulations.
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