May 11, 2014


Eminem Celebrates Mother's Day With "Headlights"

Despite the fact that Eminem has totally eviscerated his mother in several verses and comments strewn throughout his career, he's making amends on Mother's Day with his Spike Lee-directed video for "Headlights."

The song, which is off The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and features the sky-high vocals of fun.'s Nate Ruess, it a touching pseudo-apology for the Em's mama, Deborah R. Nelson Mathers. A few jabs are thrown throughout the track, but ultimately, "Headlights" doles out some touching, appreciative lines that show a softer side of Slim Shady.

Lee's video for "Headlights" reflect that. It's poignant, sad and an intimate look at Eminem's troubled life before Marshall Mathers was a name known beyond Detroit. Whether or not Eminem and his mother put their previous rows behind them remains to be seen, but in the meantime, "Headlights" makes for a perspective-shifting video to take in this Mother's Day.