The rapper wonders did he “take it too far, ‘Cleaning Out My Closet’ and all of them other songs”
Eminem just gave his mom the best Mother’s Day gift any gal could ask for.
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 apologized for his harsh words with a heartfelt music video (above) 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.”
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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.