Eminem's complex history with ex-wife Kim Scott is a source of emotional turmoil for both, remains a subject of intense fascination.
Recently, Byron Williams, the former bodyguard of The Real Slim Shady, revealed startling insights in his book, Shady Bizzness.
According to Williams, he saw Scott hurl a lamp at the iconic rapper, causing him to stumble. This incident exposed a side of Eminem that many hadn't seen - a man, despite his fierce public persona, apparently terrified of his ex-wife.
Despite the dramatic incident, Eminem chose to remain with Scott, driven by a profound fear - the possibility that she might take their daughter away from him.
After their initial divorce in 2000, the former couple settled for joint legal custody, with Scott primarily holding physical custody, according to ABC News.
Yet, the tour life presented a unique challenge. Eminem's interactions with countless fans raised suspicions and concerns, prompting his team, including Williams, to employ various excuses to reassure Scott that these encounters were merely with persistent fans.
This uneasy dynamic led to a phase where Eminem complied with Scott's request to exclude women from his dressing room, underscoring the lengths he was willing to go to address her concerns.
In a revealing 2007 interview with Rolling Stone, a close friend of Eminem provided intriguing insights into the tumultuous dynamics of the rapper's relationship with Kim Scott, his former wife.
According to the insider, there was a memorable incident where they returned home to find Kim had angrily tossed Eminem's meager wardrobe, consisting of just a couple of pairs of pants and some gym shoes, onto the front lawn.
This dramatic act of frustration left Eminem exasperated, declaring that he was done with the relationship, vowing never to return.
It inspired him to write songs like 97 Bonnie & Clyde and Kim, where he delved into fictional narratives that revolved around his raw emotions.
In 1999 interview with Rolling Stone,the rap icon admitted that he could no longer bear to listen to the songs he had created about his former spouse, Kim Scott.