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.
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.