He got evicted in 1997 and broke into his own house to sleep on the floor
This was actually right before he participated in the 1997 Rap Olympics.
His best friend Proof, who helped him build his rap credibility, was shot and killed in 2006
The two were extremely close growing up, and helped Em become more accepted as a white rapper.
His mom abused drugs when he was a child, causing them to constantly go head-to-head.
She became the subject of his angry “Cleaning Out My Closet” song, which led to the two having public issues.