20 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Eminem.
6/20. The name ‘Eminem’ came from his initials M(arshall) M(athers).
7/20. His wife Kimberly Mathers was granted physical custody of their 5-year-old daughter, continued financial support, a personal driver, and reinstatement of her credit cards. [August 2000]
8/20. On March 23, 2003 his song “Lose Yourself” from the film 8 Mile (2002) became the first rap song to win an Academy Award. He was not in attendance, and one of the song’s co-writers, Luis Resto, accepted the Oscar on his behalf.
9/20. The only white person to ever be on the cover of “The Source” and “XXL” magazines.
10/20. To help support his mother, young Marshall worked as a short-order cook at a Michigan family restaurant called Gilbert’s Lodge, making a mere $5.50 an hour. Five days before Christmas, and soon after releasing Infinite in 1996, he was fired from the restaurant; it also happened to be his daughter’s birthday. He wrote “Rock Bottom” right after that.