Ask any musically- fluent human being about Eminem’s relationship with his mother and a majority, if not all, would answer correctly. Eminem spent most of his career rapping about his troubled upbringing due to his neglectful and alcoholic mother, Debbie Mathers. This Mother’s Day, perhaps we finally saw the Real Slim Shady.
Thank you @spikelee for directing this video for me. Happy Mother's Day. https://t.co/7tnm0zSATD
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) May 11, 2014
Eminem, aka Marshall Mathers, used his song “Headlights” to apologize for verbally portraying his mother in such a negative light over the course of his career. Trashing his mom in songs about his childhood and their conflicts, Eminem wasn’t subtle about his hatred to the woman responsible for giving him life. This Mother’s Day, May 11, he released the music video for “Headlights” illustrating his apology for his hateful music.
“Never thinking about who what I said hurt, in what verse.My mom probably got it the worst. The brunt of it, but as stubborn as we are. Did I take it too far? ‘Cleaning Out My Closet’ and all them other songs. But regardless I don’t hate you ’cause, Ma, You’re still beautiful to me, ’cause you’re my mom.”
Directed by Spike Lee and featuring Fun.’s lead vocalist, Nate Ruess, “Headlights” has already received 3 million plus views in just over a day. Very clever and sentimental idea to release the visuals on a day that honors moms around the world. Over 150,000 thumbs up and 1,500 thumbs down, this video has gained a lot of attention due to Eminem’s 180 and the holiday.
Shot mostly from his mother’s point of view, this video is very powerful and gut-wrenching at certain moments. Watch above.
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