10 Fun Facts About Eminem’s Messed-Up Childhood

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The person responsible for introducing Marshall to his first rap record, Reckless by Ice-T, was his uncle Ronnie Polkinghorn, who was only a few months older than he was. In Stan (Marshall Mathers LP, 2000) he mentions an uncle who “killed himself over some bitch that didn’t want him”, referencing Polkinghorn’s suicide with a shotgun in 1992 after his girlfriend broke up with him.

Source: Rolling Stone