Eminem's 'Headlights' Music Video Serves As Apology To Mother
The 41 year-old rapper uses the music video for 'headlights' to address his turmoil relationship with his mother, in hoping to bury the hatchet.
Rap music is often associated with a way to start feuds, but it seems Eminem is now using his music to squash them.
To celebrate Mother's Days, the 41 year-old released a Spike Lee-directed music video for 'Headlights,' in which he apologized to his mom for speaking negatively about her in past songs.
Em blatantly targets his mom's parenting skills in such songs as 'Cleaning Out My Closet' and 'My Name Is.'
Early last months, Eminem revealed on Twitter and Instagram that the 57 year-old filmmaker, who directed the likes of 'He Got Game' and 'Malcolm X', would be filming the video in his hometown of Detroit.
This past Friday (May 9th) Em finally let fans see a teaser clip of 'Headlights' after uploading it onto YouTube.
The track is a letter to his mother, Debbie Mathers, in which he declares his forgiveness to her for her past wrongdoings, but after experiencing parenthood himself, the rap star understands why she did certain things.
Eminem goes on to express regret at exploiting his mother in several songs earlier in his career, and desires for their relationship to be mended...even though it may be too late.
The majority of the video, which is roughly 4 minutes long, uses several real photographs from the 'Rap God' rapper's childhood and upbringing in order to create a much more real and authentic effect. It is shot from the viewpoint of Ms Mathers and depicts the turmoil past between the pair, but sows them eventually reconnecting after years of fighting.
'Headlights' features vocals from Fun frontman Nate Ruess and is the latest music video for Em's No.1 album 'Marshall Mathers LP2.'
Watch the msuic video for 'Headlights' below