Eminem's New Music Video Is a Much-Needed Apology to His Mom

(YouTube)There were plenty of celebs posting old school mom snaps on Mother's Day, but the sweetest tribute of the weekend came, shockingly, from rapper Eminem. The controversial performer dropped the music video for "Headlights" just in time for the holiday, drawing a decades-long rift to a bittersweet end with the help of director Spike Lee.

The video presents a complicated and painful estrangement through Eminem's mother's eyes, and offers brief glimpses into the rapper's childhood in Detroit. It's unflinchingly truthful — Debbie Mathers is clearly struggling with substance abuse throughout the clip — but also reveals a warmth that the rapper doesn't typically embrace on his singles. The song features Nate Ruess, aka the dude from fun.

According to a friend of Ms. Mathers, Eminem and his mother haven't interacted since the release of "Headlights" last fall, but she still hopes to rekindle a relationship.

Maybe this is the first step.

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