Eminem raps about regrets of making his private life so public, apologizes to daughter
In his new album ‘Revival’ Eminem raps that he regrets making his private life so public.
The rapper tries to use Revival to make amends for past behavior in apologizing to his daughter and ex wife for making his private life public – and rapped that this is his ‘last album’.
In his 90s/00s music, Eminem often rapped about his daughter Hailie and was very vocal about the problems he had with her mother Kim. But now the 45-year-old has voiced his regrets at being so open about his family problems and his daughter’s troubled childhood.
Towards the end of Revival is the song Castle, in which he raps to his 22-year-old daughter that ‘this is your song’, apologizes for making his issues with her mum public, and talks to her about the fact he once tried to kill himself.
He raps: ‘I built this castle / Now we are trapped on the throne / I’m sorry we’re alone / I wrote my chapter / You’ll turn the page when I’m gone / I hope you’ll sing along / This is your song / I just want you to know that I ain’t scared / Whatever it takes to raise you, I’m prepared.’ He also raps about taking an overdose in 2007 which nearly proved fatal: ‘And if things should worsen / don’t take this letter I wrote / As a goodbye note / ‘Cause your dad’s at the end of his rope / I’m sliding down a slippery slope / Anyways sweetie, I better go / I’m getting sleepy.’ He goes on to say he should have kept his private life and public persona separate: ‘You ain’t asked for none of this shit, now you’re being punished?
‘Things that should’ve been private with me and your mother is public / I can’t stomach / They can take this fame back /I don’t want it I’ll put out this last album / Then I’m done with it.’ Eminem’s previous tracks about Hailie include Mockingbird from 2005, Hailie’s song from 2002, and 97 Bonnie And Clyde. He also dedicated one track to his ex, which was simply called Kim. It’s not the only Revival track to touch on Eminem’s regrets of the past.
In Bad Husband, he raps about badly treating Kim: ‘You hit me once and that I would use / To continue the pattern of abuse. Why did I punch back? Girls, your dad is a scumbag / I’m confused. ‘I’ll never forget when you came home and you held Hailie.’ Speaking to Kim, he raps: ‘We brought out the worst in each other / Someone had to make the sparring end /Cause I loved you but I hated that me / And I don’t wanna see that side again / But I’m sorry, Kim / More than you could ever comprehend / Leaving you was fucking harder than / Sawing off a fucking body limb.’ In Arose he also sings about missing Hailie’s birthdays and not making it home for Christmas.