By David T. Valentin
Stevie Lane TikTok
Today in news that flew under the radar, Eminem’s child on TikTok came out as nonbinary in a heartfelt video that easily resonates with those exploring their gender expression.
In their 35 second video on TikTok, Stevie (their new, chosen name), goes through the years as they become more comfortable with their appearance.
The video starts off with pictures of Stevie when they were younger as a more feminine presenting person and using the pronouns “she/her.” The video moves on to show Stevie has cut their hair, first to a short bob and then a close-cut buzz. The video transitions and Stevie’s appearance changes again to short blue hair with bangs. The caption reads “Whitney they/she”. Finally, we reach present day. In the last few minutes, the images continue to change, while the captions read “Stevie all pronouns.”
In the comments, Stevie explains how they came up with their chosen name, saying, “I spent a long time trying to pick a name I felt uncomfortable with and the first name I felt comfortable with is Stevie!”
Back in 2017, Stevie came out as bisexual on Instagram, posting: “Happy national coming out day! I am bisexual???? I would like to say you’re perfect the way you are and that love is love!??????? Be yourself!”
For some, it may come as a shock to discover the rapper Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, has been privately supportive of Stevie, despite never making any public comments. Considering the rapper’s history with using derogatory slurs in his music, some may paint the rapper as homophobic.
Back in 2018, the rapper apologized to Tyler the Creator, a well-known bisexual rapper, for dissing him with homophobic slurs and admitted that he “went too far.”
Despite quite a few articles noting Marshall has been supportive of their child Stevie, there seems to be no solid confirmation by Stevie or any quotes or sources concretely confirming the rapper’s support. But I assume if the rapper was unsupportive of Stevie, I’m sure the media would find out somehow.