Eminem Apologizes to Mom With Heartfelt Mother's Day Music Video "Headlights"—Watch Now

Rapper reunites with Debbie Mathers before going separate ways in emotionally wrenching tribute clip

By Rebecca Macatee May 12, 2014 4:11 PMTags

Eminem's dedicated many verses to the contentious relationship he has with mom Debbie Mathers, but on Mother's Day, he wanted to right some of his wrongs.

The 41-year-old rapper joined forces with director Spike Lee and fun. musician Nate Reuss to apologize in a heartbreaking, heartfelt "Headlights" music video which was released Sunday.

In the lyrics, Eminem tries to take ownership for publicly shading his mother, admitting, "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."

He runs through a laundry list of the alleged wrongs his mother did to him and his brother Nathan and alludes to alcoholism and a sickness that "wasn't fixable or changeable."

"But, Ma, I forgive you, so does Nathan, yo/ All you did, all you said, you did your best to raise us both," he continues.

The video concludes with Eminem and his mother meeting up in their own respective cars, getting out to hug one another, then driving their separate ways. The rapper concludes, "I hope you get this message that I'll always love you from afar/ 'Cause you're my Ma."

Love your mamas, y'all.