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Eminem's Spike Lee-Directed 'Headlights' Video Is The Perfect Mother's Day Tribute

05/11/2014 03:37 pm ET | Updated May 12, 2014
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It's only fitting that Eminem decided to release the video for his song "Headlights" on Mother's Day. The track, which features Nate Ruess and appears on Eminem's most recent album "Marshall Mathers LP 2," is basically an open letter to his mother, Debbie Mathers, apologizing for the hatred-filled lyrics he has directed at her since his career took off in the late 1990s. Despite all that, Eminem makes clear in the song, he still loves her. Sample lyric: "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."

Directed by Spike Lee, who hasn't shot a music video since Michael Jackson's "This Is It" in 2009, the majority of the clip is shot from the first-person perspective of Eminem's mother, interspersed with video clips and photo album pictures from Eminem's youth. The video climaxes with the rapper and his mother meeting on his driveway for a heartwarming embrace. Watch the touching video below.

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