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Eminem Reconnects With Mother Debbie in ‘Highlights’ Music Video

What a happy Mother’s Day indeed! Eminem officially reunited with his estranged mother Debbie Mathers in the new music video to his single “Headlights,” putting aside their long-lasting feud.

The rapper often ranted terribly about his mom in past songs, speaking out about their issues. However, he used “Headlights” to apologize to Debbie, and acknowledge the role that he played in their disagreements. “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?” Eminem delivers on the track. “‘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.”

The video premiered yesterday, Sunday May 11, right on Mother’s Day! Directed by Spike Lee, the video also featured Fun‘s Nate Ruess on the melody. It was told from Debbie’s point of view, as she looks back on Emimen’s childhood, as well as her drug and alcohol use, and denied attempts to reconnect with her son. The end of the video was the most beautiful part, as she and Eminem hugged it out before going off separately.

Check out the reconciliation below!

Eminem has had issues with his mom for quite some time, so this reunion was definitely beautiful to see. It was long over due too. At the end of the day, they are mother and son. It was very nice to see them reunite and put aside their anger and issues. Life’s too short not to. Kudos to them!

Brittany is a girl from the East Coast with a passion for entertainment and a strong addiction to reality TV. She is also a dedicated member of Beyoncé’s fabulous BeyHive. When she’s not blogging about celebs, she’s listening to music, spending time with family and friends or tweeting her life away.

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  1. I’m not big into rap music, but I’ve got to say Eminem is an exception I really liked this music video.