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Eminem has a younger half-brother named Nathan. Nathan Mathers lives part-time with Eminem in his Detroit mansion.
(kidzworld.com)

Despite what people think, Eminem did not spend his whole life in trouble with the law. Eminem's first arrest came when he was 20 years old and it was for shooting a paintgun at a police car. The charges were later dropped.

(kidzworld.com)

When Eminem was young, he was bullied so badly, that a fight actually put him in a coma.

(kidzworld.com)

He has three daughters named Hailie, Alaina, Whitney.

He has his own radio station, Shade 45.

He met famous rapper, LL Cool J, in a Foot Locker.

He announced when he was high in his time line that he plans to publish his own children's book entitled: Daddy, Why's Mama a Dirty wh*re? The book will help fathers explain to their children why they have a terrible mother. He was inspired by Dr. Michael Salzhauer's book, My Beautiful Mommy, which he never wrote because he ended up in rehab before the day that he annouced that he would do it.

Eminem is a longtime fan of LL Cool J and his songs.

His music video for his song Superman wasn't allowed to be shown on television because of its nudity.

He has known his ex-wife, Kimberly, since high school.

He says his nickname, Slim Shady, came to him while he was in the bathroom high.

He dropped out of high school in his childhood.

The Tribal Sign tattoo on his wrist he got when he was drunk.

He can't stand it when people spell his daughter's name wrong.

He came out of his hiatus of 5 years to release Relapse which will come out in 2009.

Hailie gave him a ring that reads "DAD". He replaced his wedding ring with her ring, after Kim became his ex wife. He never takes it off.

He was the only guest artist appearing in Jay-Z's Album Blueprint

He has made racially derogatory references to African Americans; especially African American women.

He failed 9th grade a total of three times, because he didn't care much about school. All he wanted to do was rap.

When he was a teen, he worked as a short-order cook at a Michigan family restaurant called "Gilbert's Lodge"

He supported Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election.

He loves South Park, and even calls himself a "twenty-six-year-old skinny Cartman" in the song Marshall Mathers.

He and Kim first met at one of his friends' houses, when he was fifteen and Kim was thirteen. She came over while he was lip synching to LL Cool J songs and jumping on the furniture.

His real hair color is dark brown, he stated in White America that he bleaches his hair with peroxide; he did not bleach his hair in 8 Mile, and so his natural hair color can be seen in the movie. (tv.com)

He is left-handed

His favorties

FAVE FOOD: Taco Bell, Burger King

FAVE TV SHOW: comedies, cartoons

FAVE MUSIC: rap, hip-hop

FAVE RAPPERS: DMX, Jay-Z, Nas,

FAVE SPORT: basketball

FAVE COLOR: light blue
FAVE MOVIES: action flicks

He has seven tattoos.

On his upper left arm, there is a tattoo in memory of his Uncle Ronnie who commited suicide in 1991.

On his stomach, he has a tattoo that says Rot In Peices.

On his wrist, he has a tribal sign tattoo.

He has a tattoo on his right lower arm that says Hailie Jade (His daughter).

Hailie is in his two videos " When I'm Gone" and "Mockingbird ".

Has a half sister and a half brother on his dad's side; Sarah and Michael Mathers.

On March 23, 2003 his song "Lose Yourself" from the film 8 Mile (2002) became the first rap song to win an Academy Award. He was not in attendance, and one of the song's co-writers, Luis Resto, accepted the Oscar on his behalf.

Got joint custody of daughter Hailie Jade in 2001.

In May 2003, a minor media stir came about when Eminem refused to allow rock parodist 'Weird Al' Yankovic to produce a video for his "Lose Yourself" parody "Couch Potato". Although semi-official statements from Eminem's camp stated that the rapper wasn't being malicious and simply did not want a parody to detract from his image as a serious hip-hop artist, most of the press that covered the story sided with Yankovic. Despite the lack of the music video, the album featuring the parody, "Poodle Hat", earned Yankovic his highest chart debut in "Billboard" (#17) and, in February 2004, his third Grammy Award.

His ex-wife, Kim, has a twin sister named Dawn.

Parodied on "Saturday Night Live" (1975) by Chris Parnell.

Spoofs his character from 8 Mile (2002) in his music video "Just lose it"

Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". Volume 245, pages 121- 122. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006.

With the band D12, has hahe d a number 10 hit with S**t on you, and a number 2 hit with Purple Hills (originally titled Purple Pills).

Ranked #6 on VH1's 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists. (imdb.com)

Born on the same day as Wyclef Jean. (imdb.com)

Made $29,000,000 in 2002 with The Eminem Show LP, as the CEO of Shady Records, and the Anger Managment Tour '02. (imdb.com)

The only white person to ever be on the cover of "The Source" and "XXL" magazines. (imdb.com)

Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972, in Kansas City, Missouri.Son of a fifteen-year-old mother at the time of his birth and a father who left six month later never to return, he spent his early childhood being shoved back and forth from Kansas City and Detroit. He settled on the Eastside of Detroit when he was 12. Switching schools every two to three months made it difficult to make friends, graduate and to stay out of trouble. Being a rap fan for most of his life, he began rapping at the early age of 4. Rhyming words together, battling schoolmates in the lunchroom brought joy to what was otherwise a painful existence.

At the age of 14, he began to get very serious about his rapping but it wasn't until he was 17 that he actually made a name for himself, becoming M& M, which he would later respell as "Eminem". Being rejected by most fellow rappers because of his race, he grew an anger that flows through his music to this day. After failing the 9th grade for three times in a row, he quit school, but remarks that he doesn't consider himself stupid and doesn't advise that people should follow his example. He says that it just wasn't for him. Forcing himself on radio shows, freestyle battles, he threw himself head first into the rap game, where he was swallowed up most of the time. His very first album was titled "Infinite" and, while the album sold less than a thousand copies, it was the gearing up stages for the rapper who became a millionaire. Having nothing to lose at all, flat broke and not knowing where he would be living the next week, Marshall set out to rant about life in general, the set quickly caught the ear of hip-hop's difficult-to-please underground. What came out of this was the Slim Shady EP, the early work for the later Dr. Dre revised Slim Shady LP. Down to nearly his last dime, he went into the 1997 Rap Olympics in Los Angeles, basically hoping to win the $1,500 cash price which he badly needed. After battling for an hour and throwing back every race diss thrown at him, he made it to second place losing in a slip up. Furious that he had lost,he didn't even notice that he had been spotted. In the crowd were a few producers from Interscope, and they were handed a copy of the "Infinite" tape by way of a demo. Dr. Dre got to hear it and eventually tracked him down. The two instantly hit it off, recording four songs in the their first six hours of working - three which made it to his first LP. After the album was finished, Dr. Dre asked Marshall to come work with him on his new album. He helped produce several tracks and was on the best songs of the album.

Now officially making it, heand Dre set to make his second LP. The album became the Marshall Mathers LP and won 3 Grammies and was the first rap album ever to be nominated "Album of the Year", selling more than 8 million records in the United States alone. He also stunned critics when he shot down all homophobic remarks by performing "Stan" with Elton John. Currently working on his third LP, Em has made a movie, 8 Mile (2002), and has gone back and brought his friend with him; D-12. Though 2001 was a rough year for the rapper, being charged with weapon offenses, divorcing his wife, and almost going to prison, he explains his life today in one word. "Claimer".
Spent childhood moving back and forth between Kansas City and Metro Detroit. Attended Lincoln High School in Warren 1986-89. Hustled self-made cassettes of his work to places like Record Time in Roseville. His ex Kimberly gave birth to daughter Haile Jade on Dec. 25, 1995. He worked at Gilbert's Lodge (a family restaurant) in St. Clair Shores from 1996-1998. Full-length debut, Infinite, released in 1996. The Slim Shady EP was released in 1998. Later that year, Dr. Dre signed him to his Aftermath label after hearing the rapper free styling on a Los Angeles radio station. The Slim Shady LP was released on Feb. 23, 1999 and hit No. 2 on the Billboard charts within weeks. The Slim Shady LP was 3 times platinum. He has now put out his second full length CD, entitled The Marshall Mathers LP. (lucywho.com)

His maternal grandmother Betty Hixson was married five times. He is her grandson from her first marriage. (imdb.com)

Father of Hailie Jade (b. Christmas Day, 1995) (imdb.com)

Featured in "Entertainment Weekly" magazine (December 22/29, 2000) and was voted #3 for Entertainer of the Year. (imdb.com)

Monday 26th Feb 2001: Winner of Best International Male at the 2001 Brit Awards. (imdb.com)


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