A source from the rapper’s hometown of Detroit claims to have witnessed Eminem’s transformation firsthand through some of his recent actions.
He stated that Eminem has been going through many changes as of late and has removed himself “from the depths of the music industry,” and has also refused to conform to what is expected from him in the business.
Eminem, known for his shock value lyrics as well as his vivid storytelling and superior lyrical capabilities confessed to being a Christian on a song on his first album Infinite, which was released before his major label debut The Slim Shady LP.
In 1999, Eminem's mother sued him for around $10 million over alleged slander about her in his lyrics regarding The Slim Shady LP. She won about $1,600 in damages in 2001.
Eminem said in 2009:
"I definitely pray a lot more than I used to. I don’t feel like I’m crazy wacky religious. But I do believe in God, and I do pray."
More recently he rapped:
“But in the midst of this insanity, I’ve found my Christianity through God. It’s Ok. He showed me how to cope with this stress and hope for the best, instead of moping depressed.”
Eminem has also founded his own charity named The Marshall Mathers Foundation that assists disadvantaged youth.