Eminem’s mother ‘Very, very proud’ of his Rock Hall of Fame induction: ‘I Knew You’d Get There’

Eminem famously took a series of rather vicious swipes at his mother Debbie on songs like “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” and “My Name Is” (before offering a mea culpa on 2013’s “Headlights”). But it all seems to be water under the bridge now that Marshall is officially a member Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

After the Detroit Don took his place among the rock gods over the weekend on 2022 RRHOF Induction Ceremony, Debbie Mathers shot a congratulatory video that was pure proud mom. “Marshall, I want to say, I couldn’t let this day go by without congratulating you on your induction into the Hall of Fame,” Debbie said in a video shared Monday (Nov. 7) by a friend.

“I love you so much. I knew you’d get there. It’s been a long ride. I’m very, very proud of you. And I’m also very proud of [granddaughter] Hailie Jade, my big girl. I want to tell you Hailie, good job on your podcast and God bless you. I love you very much.”

After years of contentious back and forth — including a 1999 $12 million lawsuit filed against his son, charging him with defamation, which they settled two years later for $25,000 — the sweet message was the perfect cap to a big weekend for Slim Shady. The rapper, joined by daughter Hailie at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for his big night, alluded to his unusual rise to the occasion in his acceptance speech.

“So I’m probably not supposed to actually be here tonight for a couple of reasons,” he told the crowd. “One of them is that I’m a rapper and this is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And there’s only a few of us right now that have already been inducted, but there’s only a few of us… I had to really fight my way through man to try to break through in this music and I’m so honored and I I’m so thankful that I’m even able to be up here and do it hip hop music, man, because I love it so much.”

Em was introduced by his longtime mentor and producer, Dr. Dre, who said he never lost faith in the MC, praising his “raw, dark and humorous lyrics combined with an impeccable cadence.”

Watch Debbie Mathers’ sweet congratulations video below.

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