Just recently, bullying has taken under the spotlight. To add to the list of celebrities and public figures who have made statements against the issue, rapper Eminem speaks up.
Marshall Mathers was bullied as a child and went far to the point that his mother had to sue the Detriot school system. It all started back when he was 9 years old and was assaulted by a bully.
The bully, identified in court documents as DeAngelo Bailey attacked Mathers more times after that.
The attacks went bad that at one point her mother claimed he suffered a concussion and a temporary loss of vision in one eye. This prompted Debbie Mathers Briggs, his mother, to file a lawsuit but eventually was dismissed on the grounds of "governmental immunity.”
In 1999, Eminem made special mention about Bailey in his song “Brain Damage”. The lyrics went:
"He banged my head against the urinal till he broke my nose/ Soaked my clothes in blood, grabbed me and choked my throat."
In 2001, Bailey sued the rapper for violation his privacy and admitted to bullying Mathers. A judge then ruled and dismissed the lawsuit. "Bailey thinks he's entitled to some monetary gain/Because Eminem used his name in vain,” the Judge wrote.
Eminem has now joined the movement by speaking against bullying.