*Just yesterday, she was the little girl referred to in various raps by her famous dad.
Today, Hailie Scott is a senior who was just crowned homecoming queen at Chippewa Valley High School in Michigan.
Eminem was in attendance Friday as his daughter, a senior honors student, was proclaimed queen at the school’s football game in Clinton Township with king Tyler Knepp, 18, an aspiring musician.
“To me, she’s just another normal person,” Knepp told the Detroit Free Press. “She’s trying to live a normal life.”
Chippewa Valley Schools Board of Education president Denise Aquino said Monday that Hailie’s mom, Kim Scott, escorted her daughter onto the football field during the crowning. Eminem watched from inside a building in an administrator’s office off the cafeteria, Aquino said.
“The staff worked directly with him in order to allow his privacy,” Aquino said. “He wanted it to be her moment and they just assisted him in making that happen. He was looking out when she was announced queen. I’m happy for them, that she was allowed to have her moment.”
She said Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, has always been conscious of his daughter’s privacy since Hailie began at Cherokee Elementary.
He arrived at Friday’s game, as always, without any extra security or fanfare.
“I think he has separated his fame from being a parent,” said Aquino, who has been on the school board for 17 years. “I think he’s separated his career and what he may have gone through in his life, and raising a good daughter. I think it’s very, very important to him, and he’s done a good job.”
She said the district, which educates about 16,600 students from Macomb and Clinton townships and surrounding communities, has always been supportive of that kind of privacy.
“We have a great community,” she said. “Our community shows respect for what they want for their child, regard of if they’re famous or not famous. Because at the end of the day, it’s about the child’s experience and child’s education.”
School board member Beth Pyden said she didn’t realize the rap star’s daughter was in the short parade Friday afternoon outside the school on 19 Mile Road.
“I didn’t even realize she was on homecoming court until Wednesday,” Pyden said.
Knepp, who writes music, sings and plays guitar in the pop-rock band “Escape Plan” with three other Chippewa Valley students and one graduate, was hesitant to discuss the noteworthy queen.
“I would imagine her parents are just as excited and proud as my parents were for me,” said Knepp, who said he met the famous musician at the game. “Her parents did congratulate me.”