Eminem has kept his daughter Hailie Jade Scott Mathers out of the spotlight; there are very few pictures of her that exist on the Internet. Music fans’ main familiarity with her is through the earlier songs in his career, including “’97 Bonnie & Clyde,” “Hailie’s Song,” “Mockingbird” and “My Dad’s Gone Crazy,” which features a very young Hailie’s vocals on the tracks.
She’s grown up now though. Haile Jade has recently graduated Summa Cum Laude (an honor for students graduating with a 3.9 GPA) from Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township, Mich. Hailie Jade also recieved an Academy Excellence Award as well.
Hailie Jade was raking up the accolades throughout high school. She was involved in a variety of extracurricular activities, including volleyball, Student Council, National Honor Society and Art Club. Eminem’s daughter was also homecoming queen, too.
Hailie Jade thanked her parents — including Eminem’s ex-wife Kimberly Mathers — in the Chippewa Valley High School newsletter.
“My mother and father are because they have pushed me to be the person I am and have given me all the support to achieve what I have,” she wrote.
While Eminem was the very image of rebellion during his prime, early-00s years, he’s always remained sensitive about Hailie Jade in his songs. One of his most famous mentions of her is “Hailie’s Song,” which finds him singing instead of rapping. The song, which appears on 2002’s “The Eminem Show,” addresses him winning custody of her.
“Our baby’s traveled back to the arms of her rightful owner/ And suddenly it seems like my shoulder blades have just shifted/ It’s like the greatest gift you can get, the weight has been lifted,” Eminem sings.
Hailie Jade is reportedly planning to attend Michigan State University in East Lansing, to pursue psychology and entrepreneurship.