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Mar 20, 2015
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Even if you didn't religiously follow Eminem's career, the rapper's massive public profile meant that, one way or another, you heard him rap about a certain person named Hailie.

That certain person is Eminem's daughter with estranged ex-wife Kim Scott—about whom Eminem has also rapped, albeit with words that were less kind. Like any good father though, the Real Slim Shady's words about her daughter spoke of care and concern—as you can see in the lyrics to his 2004 song "Mockingbird," from his fifth album, Encore:

"Hailie I know you miss your mom and I know you miss your dad / Well, I'm gone but I'm trying to give you the life that I never had / I can see you're sad, even when you smile, even when you laugh / I can see it in your eyes, deep inside you want to cry

Cause you're scared, I ain't there? / Daddy's with you in your prayers / No more crying, wipe them tears / Daddy's here, no more nightmares / We gon' pull together through it, we gon' do it"

Here's the video:

Video via Eminemvevo

This was her:

Image from Nicky-gossipgirl.blogspot.com

This is her now:

Born on December 12, 1995, Hailie is now 19 years old—stunning and looking every bit the part of someone who "pulled together through it" and was definitely able to "do it" as Eminem says in the song. The photo above appears in her recently updated Twitter profile photo (@haiilie_scott), as reported by Huffingtonpost.com.

In recent years, Hailie has proven to be more than just another pretty face, having graduated in June 2014 from Chippewa Valley High School in Michigan as the valedictorian.

Graduation of daughter @eminem #Hailiejade #Chippewavalleyhighschool #ClintonTownshipMichigan

A photo posted by William Mathers (@william_mathers2) on

In 2013, she was also crowned homecoming queen: 

Video via EminemForeverBlog

Who would've thought that Eminem's daddy-game was just as on-point as his rap-game? While it's hard to say that he's a model dad based on just a few articles off the Internet, we'll take Hailie's positive life trajectory as a sign that Eminem did a number of things right as a dad. 

So, thank you, Eminem. Thank you for sparing us from another potential Miley Cyrus-circus.