Though Eminem has since become more apprehensive about talking about daughter Hailie Mathers in interviews, there was a time that he spoke about her a lot. In a 2002 Rolling Stone interview, the "Stan" rapper opened up about how difficult his tumultuous relationship with Kim had been on Hailie. He also said that he was an extremely attentive father, claiming, "In school, when they have plays, field trips, all that stuff, I don't miss them, even if I gotta deal with the craziness. And the teachers are really good about telling the kids, 'When Hailie's dad comes in, he's Hailie's dad, Mr. Mathers.' Last year I went and read to the class. Two books. It was reading month or something."
In another interview that is undated, but clearly features a younger Eminem, he spelled out exactly how Hailie inspired him to succeed. "[Hailie] has been my main, like source of drive and motivation, especially when she was first born and I didn't have a career, I didn't have money, I didn't have place a to live," Eminem told interviewer, Sway. "So I think that really kicked me in the ass harder than anything was knowing that, and like, how I'm gonna raise her and like gave me that motivation. She's always the driving force for me to like stay busy, stay focused and always been my number one reason for fear of failure. I can't fail, I can't fail, because if I do, then… I can't be a failure. I can't have her grow up and not be able to say her dad succeeded… Truth is, she's all I got in this world, like really. If anything ended tomorrow, she's all that I have," he continued.
With a reported net worth of nearly $200 million, and Hailie well on her way to a college degree, it doesn't seem like Eminem has to worry about success anymore.