Eminem Apologizes to Mom in Spike Lee-Directed ‘Headlights’ Music Video

The rapper wonders did he “take it too far, ‘Cleaning Out My Closet’ and all of them other songs”

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 9:58 AM

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.

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“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.


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