(CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.) — Rap star Eminem was reportedly on hand to see his daughter crowned homecoming queen of her Michigan high school last Friday.
Hailie Scott, 17, the rapper’s only biological child with ex-wife Kimberly Scott, was voted homecoming queen of Chippewa Valley High School. Tyler Knepp, a self-described nerd who loves Star Trek, was named homecoming king.
According to the local newspaper The Macomb Daily, Eminem watched the proceedings from a classroom inside the high school.
“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,” one parent, who asked not to be identified, told the paper.
Another parent said Eminem was beaming when his daughter’s name was called.
“He opened the door and looked out like — ‘That’s my daughter!’ He just looked like a proud father,” the parent, who also declined to be identified, said.
The 40-year-old rapper, born Marshall Mathers in Detroit and raised in Macomb County, has been vocal about his love for his daughter, even including her voice on his 2002 track “My Dad’s Gone Crazy.”
Parents of students who are friends with Scott described her as smart, athletic and caring.
“I think all of the kids in the district have shown respect to their family and just let her live a normal life here out of the spotlight,” one parent, who asked not to be identified, told The Macomb Daily.
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