Eminem takes ex-wife to court to keep her quiet

Eminem plans to tell a judge on Monday that his ex-wife should stop criticizing and insulting him in public because it could harm their 11-year-old daughter, Hailie.

The Grammy- and Oscar-winning rapper filed a motion seeking to prevent Kim Mathers from making "derogatory, disparaging, inflammatory and otherwise negative comments," The Detroit News reported.

Kim Mathers has blasted Eminem in recent television and radio interviews, including one last month on a Detroit radio station in which she said he was unfaithful and uncaring - and disparaged his sexual prowess.

"Complicating the situation for the child is the fact that her father is an internationally known public figure," the motion reads. "It is simply impossible for her to be shielded from the kind of media campaign currently being waged by (Kim) against (Eminem)."

A message seeking comment from a lawyer for Kim Mathers was left before business hours on Friday.

The rap superstar, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, is scheduled to appear Monday in court on the motion, which was filed March 16.

During the past decade, the pair have become one of Detroit's most talked-about couples, thanks to the on-again, off-again nature of their relationship. They also have struggled with substance abuse and have had run-ins with the law, reports AP.

They had Hailie in 1996, married in 1999, divorced in 2001, remarried in January 2006 and separated three months later. Their second divorce was finalized in December.

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