The story posted on the following website has attracted my attention recently :
During Eminem’s recent European tour 2003, Hailie had to face a very difficult situation. Her mom had been arrested for cocaine possession and Kim was making the headlines of the media.
Although Eminem is trying to avoid Hailie’s exposure to the public’s eye, she is sometimes confronted to difficult situations, like Kim’s recent problems. Which is sometimes difficult to bear for a 8 years old little girl. Too much pressure on a little girl’s shoulders.
Another kid insulting Kim when Hailie didn’t even know the meaning of the charges she was facing. Hailie went crazy and acted in an abnormal ( but understandable) way.
It is sometimes really shocking to see how kids can be mean to other kids but the main responsibles are the media.
Unfortunately, Eminem was on tour when this event happened. He had to face
difficult issues while being on tour all due to Kim’s irresponsible behavior ( read topic of June the 18 th). He feared to lose Hailie and Whitney (who lives with him too) at the same time :
Marshall is doing his best for his daughter to live a fairly normal life. He refused to access Kim’s desire to take an agent for Hailie. He wants her to live a normal childhood. As normal as his fame allows it :
Marshall is a wonderful and dedicated daddy to his daughter who takes his role as a father very seriously :
‘ I’m a father before anything. I’m a father before I pick up the mic. I’m a father before I’m Eminem. ‘
Hailie knows that she can count on him any time. Even when he is not physically present, she can be sure that his first thoughts are for ‘ the only lady he adores ‘.
Even if Hailie has to face with the trouble of fame, she has shown a strong personality like her father. She is not ready to let people trash her without retaliating. That’s why psychologists shouldn’t worry so much about her. Psychologists seem to ignore that the more we weaken kids, the weaker they are.
Hailie may have to face some difficulties, but just like her dad, she’s got character. She’s a power girl who has already defeated Ja Rule.