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.