Eminem reconciles with his mom in new video

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Eminem Reconciles With His Mom In New Video

Eminem put his pride aside to work on Mother's Day. In a new video for the track "Headlights," the rapper reconciles with his own mom, Debbie.
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Eminem performs on stage at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Debbie Nelson, mother of rap star Eminem, is shown in this April 10, 2001, file photo in Mount Clemens, Mich. A 16-year-old boy dragged Nelson from her car on Eight Mile Road, the street made infamous by the rapper's movie "8 Mile," at about 11:30 p.m, Thursday night, Jan. 22, 2004, in Oak Park, Mich., according to police. The teenager was arrested shortly after the carjacking as he tried to flee from police on foot. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
387720 03: Rap star Eminem's mother Debbie Mathers exits a Macomb County Court courtroom following his sentencing on concealed weapons charges April 10, 2001 in Michigan. Mathers was given two years probation. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Newsmakers)
** FILE ** Rapper Eminem poses at a Detroit Hip-Hop Summit at Cobo Arena in Detroit in this April 26, 2003 file photo. The rapper and his ex-wife agreed Monday,March 26, 2007. not to criticize each other in public. The on-again, off-again couple said insulting each other through the media could prove harmful to their 11-year-old daughter, Hailie. The decision was announced at a court hearing. Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, wasn't in court. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)(AP Photo/Rob Widdis, File)
ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI - JULY 2: Kim Mathers, Eminem's ex-wife, is pictured in a police mug shot obtained July 2, 2003 from the St. Clair Shores Police Department in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Mathers was arraigned July 1 on charges of possession of a controlled substance of less than 25 grams, driving with license suspended, revoked, or denied, and failure to use due care while passing a stationary emergency vehicle. (Photo by St. Clair Shores Police Department/Getty Images)
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI - APRIL 10: Marshall Bruce Mathers, better known as rapper Eminem, signs paperwork during his sentencing for carrying a concealed weapon in Macomb County Circuit Court 10 April, 2001 in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Mathers received two years probation after pleading guilty to carrying a concealed weapon. (Photo credit should read PAUL SANCYA/AFP/Getty Images)
Rap star Eminem, left, whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, reacts to his sentence in court, Tuesday, April 10, 2001 in Mount Clemens, Mich. Mathers was sentenced to two years probation for carrying a concealed weapon. At right is attorney Brian Legghio. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Recording artist Eminem performs onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
FILE - This April 15, 2012 file photo shows Eminem performing at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Eminem and Outkast will headline this year’s Lollapalooza music festival on Aug. 1-3, 2014, in Chicago. Festival founder Perry Farrell announced the lineup of more than 130 acts on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Rapper Eminem performs at a concert celebrating the launch of the video game "DJ Hero" in Los Angeles on Monday, June 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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The video portrays his mother's point of view and shows heart-breaking scenes filled with cigarettes, old photo albums, and a torn up Christmas.

Over the images the rapper says, "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."

Spike Lee directed the video which was shot in Eminem's infamous 8-Mile home in Detroit.



KJTV says the video is a raw apology for the anger Eminem channeled toward his mom and into his music.

"The rapper and his mother have had a troubled relationship for a number of years. He slammed her in previous songs like "Cleaning Out My Closet"... but the artist is now reviving their reconnected relationship."

In a climactic ending, mother and son are finally reunited as Eminem tears down his defenses to say he still loves her ... "Cause you're my mom."

Stereogum doesn't get as emotional, but says his message and the video are are a win-win. "It's an empathetic piece of work, and it makes me like the song more, which, after all, is what videos are supposed to do."

Carrying home the hook on "Headlights" is Fun. frontman Nate Ruess. Eminem released the single off his latest album "The Marshall Mathers LP 2". The album debuted at number one on Billboard last November.
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