The rapper was inducted into the exclusive group by Dr Dre during a ceremony in LA on Saturday (5 November).
In a video posted online, Eminem – whose real name is Marshall Mathers – is congratulated by his mother Debbie Mathers who said she couldn’t let the moment pass without acknowledging his achievement.
“Marshall, I want to say, I could not let this day go by without congratulating you on your induction into the Hall of Fame,” she says to the camera.
“I love you very much. I knew you’d get there. It’s been a long ride. I’m very, very proud of you,” she added.
Mathers went on to say that she was also very proud of Eminem’s daughter Hailie Jade.
“I’m very proud of [granddaughter] Hailie Jade, my big girl,” she added.
“I want to tell you Hailie, great job on your podcast and God bless you guys. I love you very much.”
He devoted his acceptance speech to the artists that had influenced him, referencing rappers like Tupac, Snoop Dogg and Notorious B.I.G.
“Those are just a few of the names that I hope will be considered in the future for induction because without them, a lot of us wouldn’t be here,” the “Lose Yourself” star said.
“This induction is meant to be me, talking about myself and s**t but f**k that. I would not be here without them.
“I’m a high-school dropout with a hip-hop education and these were my teachers. It’s their night, as much as it is mine,” he added.