Everybody’s favorite angry 90s rapper Eminem often used to write songs about his daughter Hailie. Despite his pissed off reputation and violent, misogynistic and homophobic lyrics, it was always clear that he cared very deeply for his daughter. Personally, I always had this image of Hailie Mathers being an adorable little kid (even though I am just 7 years older than she is, and even though I am fully aware that human beings age). So, imagine my shock when I heard that she was just crowned Homecoming Queen at her school — how could that cute toddler turn into a high schooler?! (Oh, yeah, by aging.)
Eminem was there to witness Hailie, now 17, be crowned queen at Chippewa Valley High School this weekend. He reportedly watched the coronation from a classroom so he wouldn’t take any attention away from his daughter. (Omg, aw.)
A parent who was there said Eminem seemed like a normal dad:
“Hailie came out with her mother Kim [Scott] when she was introduced with all the other kids but her father watched from inside the school because he didn’t want to cause a scene – he wanted Hailie to have her own moment.
“He opened the door and looked out like – ‘That’s my daughter!’ He just looked like a proud father.”
So cute! From what I can tell via a quick Google search, Chippewa Valley High School is also a public school, which I find interesting considering so many celebrities wind up sending their kids to incredibly pricey private schools (not that I have an issue with this, it’s just rare to see famous people’s children in actual normal townships and school systems).
Just like Britney Spears‘ “…Baby One More Time” turning 15 last week, news like this only serves as a reminder that everything you loved while growing up in the 90s (or being any other age in the 90s and witnessing its peculiar trends unfold as you may have shook your head knowingly) is now old and so are we. Sigh. BRB, rejoining AIM so I can make a passive aggressive away message about all this.
Oh, by the way:
Photo: Getty Images/Hailie Mathers’ Twitter.