Eminem's childhood home was badly burned in a fire yesterday officials say. 

The story is pretty ironic considering Eminem released his 8th album "MMLP2" on Tuesday with the album cover featuring his childhood Detroit home. 

The 767 square foot, 2 story home sustained damage to the second floor before fire crews were able to put out the flames. 

Officials say the blaze began around 6:20PM Thursday evening. 

According to TMZ public records show the home was bought by Em's mom in 1987 for $19,000.