Rapper Eminem has reached out to his mother Debbie Mathers in a bid to repair their complicated relationship in a video for his new song Headlights, which premiered on Mother's Day (11May14) in America.
In the video, which was directed by Spike Lee, the 41 year old hugs a woman resembling his, apologising for his role in their lengthy feud.
He raps, "I went in headfirst, never thinking about who what I said hurt/In what verse, my mom probably got it the worst, the brunt of it/ 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, cause you're my mom."
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The pair has been battling for years; Eminem, real name Marshal Mathers III, has rapped about raping and killing his mum, prompting her to try and sue him for slander and write revenge book My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem: Setting the Record Straight on My Life as Eminem's Mother.
But Debbie is seriously ill after undergoing heart surgery and is desperate to reconcile with her 36-year-old son and his 13-year-old daughter Hailie before she dies.
Her mother Betty Kresin tells the National Enquirer, "My daughter Debbie is very sick. Her dying wish is to reconcile with her son and see her granddaughter. It's do or die and Marshall needs to see her before it's too late.
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The superstar rapper - real name MARSHALL MATHERS - made his name lyrically berating his mother to the point where Debbie launched a law suit against him.
However, Mathers, 49, believes the pair's close relationship before he found fame, as well as her own over-protective instincts, have led to her son's aggressive attitude.
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The 49-year-old, who was so vilified in her son's hit songs she sued him, could not afford the $900 (GBP500) fee to be operated on - and now she has grown so gaunt doctors say she is unsuitable for surgery.
Mathers, who has lost four and a half kilogrammes (10 pounds) since January (04), says, "I know that, at the moment, I'm not a candidate for surgery. I feel weaker every day and it takes a lot for me to keep it together. A lot of people have said I am dying of a broken heart."
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Mathers is already battling breast cancer and now a source has told American showbiz magazine IN TOUCH she has been diagnosed with heart problems.
The source says, "I think her health is getting worse because of all the stress she's under."23/01/2004 09:26
According to British magazine NOW, the music channel originally planned to lure the CLEANING OUT MY CLOSET rapper into taking part in his own reality TV series, but when he turned them down flat they approached his mother instead.
If the show goes ahead it will lift the lid on Debbie's relationship with her estranged son, and will give an insight into the Lose Yourself hitmaker's background.20/08/2003 17:21
In the NATIONAL ENQUIRER's 1 April (03) edition, a story was published in
a section called THE HOOKUP stating Debbie was worried about her son's
This angered the rapper so much, when Debbie went to the SLIM SHADY star's
$12 million (GBP8 million) mansion to drop off a mobile phone, she claims he
screamed at her, "This is why I never talk to you! Take your f***ing paper and
get off my
porch! If you ever come back on this property again, I'll have you
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