Eminem apologises to mom in music video

Eminem apologises to mom in music video

Eminem just gave his mom the best Mother’s Day gift any gal could ask for.

By (Reuters)

Published: Wed 14 May 2014, 12:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 6:32 PM

After dishing out dozens of rhymes devoted to trashing his estranged mother, Debbie Mathers - who sued him for slander in 1999 over lyrics on The Slim Shady LP - the 41-year-old rapper apologised for his harsh words with a heartfelt music video for Headlights, directed by Spike Lee.

“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,” he raps in the fifth single off of The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

The video is shot from the perspective of Eminem’s mother, and eventually ends with a hug, plus an emotional letter saying he’ll always love her “from afar.”

Headlights is the first music video Lee has directed since Michael Jackson’s This Is It in 2009.

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