Eminem Explains Britney Spears’ Impact On Daughter Hailie Jade

In honor of Eminem’s two-disc Shady XV release and 15 years of Shady Records, we dug up old interviews of a young Marshall Mathers discussing the impact that pop queen Britney Spears had on little girls, including his daughter Hailie Jade, and why losing a battle was never an option for him.

When this interview clip was shot back in 2000, Hailie Jade was only five years old. Now she’s 18 and heading off to college at Michigan State. From Homecoming Queen to graduating high school with honors, Hailie Jade has completely outgrown her teenybopper days. She’s now leaving a trail of successful benchmarks in her life, just like her father.

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For this Detroit rapper, winning every single rap battle he entered meant everything to him. In this vintage clip from 2003, Shady explains why battle scenes in his 2002 film 8 Mile, a movie loosely based on his own life, were more accurate than exaggerated and how important it was for him to always take home a win.

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