Eminem Premieres ‘Headlights’ Music Video, Directed by Spike Lee, on Mother’s Day

May 11, 2014

Eminem has premiered the Spike Lee-directed music video for his song ‘Headlights’ on Mother’s Day. The lyrics contain lines of apology to his mother and the video itself is mesmerizing with imagery from the rap icon’s early days in Detroit.

The song ‘Headlights’ is the latest single from his 8th album, ‘Marshall Mathers LP 2′ and it features Nate Ruess of fun.

After a long history of animosity with his mother Debbie Mathers, to say the least, Eminem’s release of the new music video on Mother’s Day has drawn notice in social media and gone viral. He Tweeted a link to the video, which premiered on VEVO, saying, “Happy Mother’s Day.”

The video is breathtaking as we would expect it to be from the legendary Spike Lee, it highlights elements of Eminem’s past with images – both photos and home movies — from the days of his early upbringing on the now iconic 8 Mile in Detroit

It’s a stark contrast to the lyrics we have heard from Eminem when it comes to his mother, not least, telling her “I hope you f–king burn in hell,” in his song ‘Cleanin’ out My Closet.’

The music video and its lyrics offer a stark contrast. Indeed a complete reversal and Eminem expresses regret saying, “Cause to this day we remain estranged and I hate it though / Cause you ain’t even get to witness your grandbabies grow.”

He goes on to mention that infamous song, saying, “But I’m sorry momma for “Cleaning Out My Closet,” at the time I was angry.”

And continuing his message to his mother — and the rest of us as well — he said, “Rightfully, maybe so, never meant that far to take it though / Cause, now I know it’s not your fault and I’m not making jokes.”

And most poignantly, he adds, “That song I’ll no longer play at shows and I cringe every time it’s on the radio.”

You can see the full music video for ‘Headlights’ below, that is deservedly getting much attention.

Pictures: PR Photos

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