Hailie Jade Scott Mathers is an American college student who is known for being the daughter of hip-hop artist Eminem. She was born before Eminem became one of the biggest stars of all time in the music industry and her parents struggled to make ends meet and provide her with a decent upbringing. In the late 1990s, her father gradually rose to success. Despite the financial security, Hailie had a troubled childhood because of the volatile relationship between her parents. She came to public attention for the first time because some of her father’s early tracks, such as ‘Hailie’s Song’ and ‘Mockingbird’ had references to her. She still continues to be a prominent subject of his music. While her parents had their differences, which often affected their individual relationship with Hailie, they worked tirelessly to give her a normal upbringing. She has recently become popular as a social media influencer, with thousands of followers on Twitter and Instagram.
Childhood & Early Life
Hailie’s parents, Eminem and Kimberly “Kim” Anne Scott, met when they were still in high school. After Kim and her twin sister Dawn ran away from their home in 1987, Eminem convinced his mother to let them stay at their place. Soon, a relationship developed between the two. Hailie was born on December 25, 1995, in Detroit, Michigan. Four years later, in 1999, her parents got married, only to file for divorce in 2001. Eminem and Kim remarried in January 2006 but he sought divorce again in April.
Hailey was raised alongside Alaina Marie, who was her maternal aunt Dawn’s daughter, and Whitney, Kim’s daughter from another relationship. Both Alaina Marie and Whitney were adopted by Eminem.
She grew up in a volatile household. A year after her birth, her parents split for a considerable time before getting back together once more. In 2001, Kim was arrested and charged with cocaine possession; however, she was not convicted. Two years later, she was charged with felony possession of cocaine, driving with a suspended license and unsafe driving near a stopped emergency vehicle. This time, she was given a sentence of 30 days in jail after she violated her probation. In 2017, Eminem put out the track, ‘Bad Husband’, in which he apologised to Kim for the pain he had caused her.
Unlike many other celebrity children who are home-schooled, Hailie studied at the Chippewa Valley High School in Michigan, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and played volleyball. After graduating Summa Cum Laude, she enrolled at the Michigan State University, where, according to some reports, she is pursuing a degree in either psychology or entrepreneurship.
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Rise to Fame
Despite being a popular star’s child, Hailie had a fairly normal childhood when she was quite young. However, it started to change after ‘Hailie’s Song’ was released in 2002. The song told the story of pure bliss that Eminem experienced after he gained custody of his daughter.
The 2004 track ‘Mockingbird’ was also all about her. The tone of this track was vastly different from ‘Hailie’s Song’. In ‘Mockingbird’, Eminem expressed a deep regret for not being there for his daughter and desperately tries to assure her that both he and Kim love her, despite the distance circumstances have created between them.
In the ensuing years, she has been mentioned time and again in his tracks, from ‘When I’m Gone’ (2005) to ‘Castle’ (2017) and ‘Arose’ (2017), and she continues to be the most important inspiration for his music.