Eminem’s Mom Fights Back With Music
Eminem’s angry mom, Debbie Mathers, who's suing her son for $10 million for calling her an unstable drug-user during his childhood years, says the record is "a form of therapy for me,” reported Fox News online. "Marshall [Eminem’s real name] was so hateful and mean. He hurt me so bad, and I'm releasing a lot of hurt," mom told The Washington Post.
"I get spit on at Wal-Mart. The mouths on these kids, they can be so vulgar, and then there are the adults. 'Aren't you suing your son? You're a disgusting pig.'
"They don't understand at all. It's not about the money."
Debbie's musical debut is a three-song CD called Set the Record Straight, being sold through www.marshallsmom.com for $6.95.
The CD includes two versions of Set the Record Straight, with the artists credited as ID-X (featuring Eminem's Mom).
Over a rhythm track that apes the style of Eminem's producer and mentor Dr. Dre, rapper ID-X blasts Eminem for mistreating his mother. She then says sternly: "Marshall, we have a problem."
On another track, Dear Marshall (An Open Letter to Eminem), Debbie declares her love for her son and speaks of her pain in giving birth to him.
"Seventy-two hours of torture was worth every minute of it when I looked into those big blue eyes.
"I was so excited about your success, yet so let down by your betrayal... The demeaning me needs to stop. The words really hurt and they cut like a knife, with no way to mend a bleeding heart."
Eminem's lawyers recently offered Debbie an undisclosed settlement, but she has declined.
"A lot of people are under the impression that Marshall is supporting me. I don't think he should be, but I really think you should put your parents first," she said. "I went without a lot of stuff so he could have things."
Eminem spokesman Dennis Dennehy said the rapper is not commenting on his mom's CD.
On his top-selling Slim Shady, Eminem depicts Debbie as a neglectful, pill-popping, welfare-collecting mom. And on Kill You, from Marshall Mathers LP, he imagines raping and murdering her. – Albawaba.com.
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