Marshall Mathers II wrote a explanatory letter to Eminem via News of the World who published the letter. The elder Mathers opens saying, “Hello, son. You won’t remember me, though I held you in my arms when you were a baby. You think I dumped you and your mother and never came looking for you.
You’re convinced I’m a drunk who never answered any of your letters. Well, I want you to read this and realize you’ve been fed lies all your life. Now you’ll hear the truth for the first time.”
Mathers II goes on to explain how he and Debbie slowly drifted apart and that once they filed for divorce, lawyers handled everything and despite is efforts, he was unable to contact his son.