Hip-hop star Eminem is dispelling his hardman image, by joining his daughter HAILIE's school trips and reading to her classmates.

The rapper, real name MARSHALL MATHERS III, is deeply involved in the eight-year-old girl's life since he won full custody of her following his divorce from troubled ex-wife KIM, who's served prison time on drug-related offences.

Eminem enthuses, "In school, when they have plays and field trips, I don't miss them. Even if I've got to deal with craziness.

"Last year I went and read to the class. Two books. It was reading month or something."

05/11/2004 09:20