Eminem: 'My Dad Had No Excuse To Abandon Me'
Eminem is convinced he will never reconcile with his estranged father - because he still "can't understand" why a parent would cut contact with a child.
The rapper's dad, Marshall Mathers II, walked out on his mother Debbie when the Stan star was just two years old, leaving the pair to battle through their impoverished life in a tough area of Detroit, Michigan. In 2003, Mathers made an appeal for his son to get in contact with him through the press, urging his famous offspring to give him another chance.
Eminem, a father of three, didn't take him up on the offer of a meeting, and is adamant he will not consider reconciling in the future - insisting there's "no excuse" for a parent to abandon their children.
In an interview for 60 Minutes, he says, "I never knew him, never met him, never knew him. I don't know (if I want to see him). Some people ask me that, and I don't think I do. I can't understand how (he could leave). If my kids moved to the edge of the earth, I'd find them. No doubt in my mind. No money, no nothing - if I had nothing I'd find my kids. So there's no excuse."