A few weeks after Todd Nelson’s tragical death (Eminem’s uncle committed suicide on October the 19th), I don’t intend to talk bad about him.
But I would like to express my anger against some British tabloids that all- of a sudden- made a ‘ replacement father ‘ out of Todd while he didn’t really endorse this role in Eminem’s life. I just wish some journalists would keep their facts straight and stop spreading rumors just in order to produce a ‘ big scandal and sensation article ‘ that will attract many curious and gullible readers.
Since Eminem’s fame, Todd Nelson has rather expressed his anger against his nephew whom he accused to fabricate his past and to be very mean towards his mom, who -according to Todd- ‘ did her best ‘.
Debbie Mathers’ younger brother has also tried to sell many former drawings of Marshall and tried to make money out of each piece of his past.
When he talks about Marshall’s movie, 8 Mile, Todd’s statements are intented to make Marshall’s story look fake and fabricated.
‘ He’s my nephew, but I call him my ‘F.U.’ I don’t like fake people,’ Nelson says. ‘His movie shouldn’t be called 8 Mile ‘ it should be called ’26 Mile’!’ ‘
Why did Eminem’s uncle mention 26 Mile Road? He mentioned 26 Mile Road in reference to a period where Eminem was staying with his mom in a trailer park.
‘Listen, Marshall had a roof over his head until he was 26 ‘ my sister gave him my grandmother’s trailer on 26 Mile ‘ and he couldn’t even take care of it. I got the tickets around here somewhere ‘ he got tickets for not mowing the grass.’
In fact, Eminem refused to pay for his mom’s trailer when things worsened between the two of them. As the great majority will probably know Debbie dropped a $10 million lawsuit against her son on the line of ‘ My Name Is ‘, ‘ I just found out my mom does more dope than I do ‘.Eminem’s family often turned their back to Eminem and started some arguments with him when he became famous.
Marshall left the choice to his public to decide:
‘ I let the public for themselves decide what idiots my family is. My family has never been there for me. They expect things because we’re blood. ‘
If we follow Todd Nelson’s statements, Marshall bashed his mom because bashing Blacks and fags didn’t work:
“Every white male regardless of his age has something against their mother, and he’s exploiting that, so all these white males can throw themselves a pity party. He tried bashing blacks and fags and when that didn’t work he started ‘ “
Todd would nearly manage to make somebody who doesn’t know Eminem believe that he’s a blatent racist and homophobe. His listeners know that the rage expressed against Debbie refers to real feelings and to real events. Many witnesses of Marshall’s former every day life, like Nate’s dad and some other former boyfriends of Debbie Mathers can testify what Marshall actually went through. Who would doubt that Eminem had a rough childhood? The facts he mentioned can be verified as a 100% true.
Any doubt about Debbie’s drug addiction? Then listen to Eminem’s former friend, Mc Hush:
‘When Em got back from LA recording the Slim Shady LP, he picked up me and Bizarre. He went to buy his little brother a PlayStation at Best Buy, then we went to his mother’s house in the trailer park on 26 Mile. His mom tried to be nice, but she didn’t look so good. I’d been forewarned by Em, but it was a bit of shock to see her so blew out. But then the first thing Em does is lift up her mattress and look for pills. When he says ‘I picked up the habit’ on the Marshall Mathers LP, he means it.’
Todd even went that far to state that Ronnie Polkingharn, his younger brother didn’t like Marshall:
‘Ronnie was the one with the rough childhood ‘ living out of garbage cans off the streets, being rejected by his dad. And then when my little brother died, Marshall went and got his name tattooed on him. But Ronnie didn’t even like Marshall,’ Nelson says. ‘I got the last letter he ever wrote before he killed himself and he doesn’t even mention Marshall.’
People who know Eminem know that Marshall and Ronnie have always been very close. Marshall always called Ronnie his best friend. I strongly believe that Ronnie actually was his closest friend. Both shared the same passion for hip hop. When Marshall talks about Ronnie in songs like ‘ My Dad’s Gone Crazy ‘, you can feel the realness of his emotions.
Matter of fact: Eminem has spent some of his teenage years with uncle Todd at the house in Timken.
Both might even had some good memories together.
Although Betty Kresin , Marshall’s grandmother recently declared (when Todd Nelson died) that Todd ‘ loved Marshall a lot ‘, he has never been very supportive towards his nephew since he had became famous. So don’t make him endorse the ‘ father figure ‘ he never was for Marshall.
Since his early childhood, Marshall suffered from the lack of fatherly examples. He recently declared in a Rolling Stone interview that the person that was the closest to a kind of ‘ father ‘, was his half brother Nathan’s dad- Fred Samra.