97′ Bonnie and Clyde

Have you ever heard of Bonnie Jade and Clyde Mathers ? It’s Eminem and his daughter, two well known accomplices, who are ready to conquer the world’
Hailie and her daddy against the world.

The story of the real ‘ Bonnie and Clyde ‘ who remained a mystery for the FBI is related here :

http://www.fbi.gov/libref/historic/famcases/clyde/clyde.htm

‘ 97 Bonnie and Clyde ‘ is often so negatively viewed by people, because they are unable to see Eminem’s reconciliation attempt with Kim and the expression of his unconditional love for his daughter.
After the flop of the ‘ Infinite ‘ album, Kim simply left Marshall and she didn’t allow him to see Hailie. All the pain that is linked to this event is expressed in ‘ Bonnie and Clyde ‘.

Mike Mazur, Eminem’s former boss from 1993 to 1997, talks about Marshall’s worries about his daughter :

‘ He would come in to work and worry and say, ‘The bitch took my daughter and won’t let me see her. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I don’t know what I’m going to do. ‘

In 2001, Eminem stated about Kim :

‘ Whenever we fight she takes Hailie away and uses her as a weapon against me. ‘

This is actually what Kim used to do in 1997, when she wouldn’t allow Marshall to see his daughter. To those who are shocked by Eminem’s words in the song, explaining why he ‘ had to bury Hailie’s mom ‘, try to look at the circumstances Eminem was going through as a father.
Kim wouldn’t allow him to see Hailie. His step father even threatened him with a gun in rder to forbid him to see his daughter.

Eminem didn’t use force, he didn’t kidnap Hailie. His only weapons and SOS calls were his words :

‘ Our relationship is… I don’t know if it’s necessarily healthy, but it’s a weird relationship, man. I get real personal at times. And I feel like, if something is going on in my personal life, that’s my way of venting, is writing it down. I feel like I can use words as weapons against people. She does something to me like she has before — we’ve had problems in the past — I’ll say it on the record if I’m thinking about it, and I write it down. That’s to show how much I care about her. If I’m thinking that much to write you down in a song, then you obviously did something, you know. I care about you that much. ‘ (Eminem)

So when Kim allowed him to see Hailie again, he made her believe that he was taking her to Chuck E Cheese while he was recording his little girl’s voice on the track. A strong call for Kim Eminem wanted back in his life. A strong call for her to also consider that nothing could tear him away from his daughter which is strongly expressed in the chorus :

Just the two of us.. (2X)
And when we ride!
Just the two of us.. (2X)
Just you and I!
Just the two of us.. (2X)
And when we ride!
Just the two of us.. (2X)
Just you and I!

Some reactions are even anticitaped in the track called ‘ Bitch ‘ that follows the song :

‘ Justin?
It’s Zoe.
Kelly did not have me call, however I just listened to Eminem in her car and it is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard in my entire life.
And I seriously wanna call his fucking agent
And tell him how fucking disgusting he is It, like, makes me upset and I’m now nausious and I can’t eat lunch.
Goodbye. ‘

Disgusted listeners, let me tell you this : Kim’s murder is only fictional, the story is a surrealistic murder tale. Eminem’s pain and his love and devotion towards his daughter are real.
Kim has driven Eminem mad , he expresses all his pain and bitterness in the song. Appearently she betrayed him too :

‘See honey.. there’s a place called heaven and a place called hell
A place called prison and a place called jail
And da-da’s probably on his way to all of em except one
Cause mama’s got a new husband and a stepson
And you don’t want a brother do ya? (Nah)
Maybe when you’re old enough to understand a little better
I’ll explain it to ya
But for now we’ll just say mama was real real bad
She was bein mean to dad and made him real real mad
But I still feel sad that I put her on time-out
Sit back in your chair honey, quit tryin to climb out (WAHH!)
I told you it’s okay HaiHai, wanna ba-ba?
Take a night-night? Nan-a-boo, goo-goo ga-ga?
Her make goo-goo ca-ca? Da-da change your dia-dee
Clean the baby up so her can take a nighty-nighty
Your dad’ll wake her up as soon as we get to the water
Ninety-seven Bonnie and Clyde, me and my daughter’

Have you ever thought this ‘so shockingly awful’ song Eminem has written by Eminem for Kim to listen to? His strategy was to get Kim back. And it worked.
Although Kim may have found the content of ’97 bonnie and Clyde’ weird, she went back with Marshall.
Those are her words about the song where she ‘symbolically- gets murdered:

‘ When she first heard ’97 Bonnie And Clyde, she was kind of like, ‘ You’re an asshole. You’re a fucking prick. ‘ (Eminem)

Some people may reproach Eminem to exploit his daughter on his tracks for his own success. I don’t see it like that. I think Eminem does it as a tribute to his daughter. His love and devotion towards Hailie are summarized in those words :

‘Just me and you baby
is all we need in this world
Just me and you
Your da-da will always be there for you
Your da-da’s always gonna love you
Remember that
If you ever need me I will always be here for you
If you ever need anything, just ASK
Da-da will be right there
Your da-da loves you
I love you baby ‘

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