Eminem apologises to his mom in heartfelt song
After years of vitriol directed at his mom, Eminem (kinda) says sorry.
The turbulent relationship between rapper Eminem and his mother is a consistent theme in his songs. Generally, Marshall Mathers (his real name) uses the legend of his childhood to state his disgust at the way his mom raised him and how he overcame growing up in a trailer with a mother who had substance abuse problems
. It seems as though he’s had a change of heart: his latest video, directed by Spike Lee, shows him apologising for overdoing the mom-hatred.Sorry, Ma
His mother wrote a memoir
in which she recalls that he actually had a relatively normal childhood, and that she has been physically assaulted by fans of her son.
But Eminem seems to a bit more introspective in his video, which includes lyrics such as:“I went in headfirstNever thinking about who what I said hurt, in what verseMy mom probably got it the worstThe brunt of it, but as stubborn as we areDid I take it too far?"Cleaning Out My Closet" and all them other songsBut regardless I don't hate you 'cause, Ma,You're still beautiful to me, 'cause you're my mom”
and“So if I'm not dreaming, I hope you get this message that I'll always love you from afar'Cause you're my Ma”
(Exerpts from Headlights, Eminem feat. Nate Reuss)
The song still has a little bit of the hating/anger and is peppered with some swearwords, but that’s fairly typical. It’s probably the closest he’ll get to an actual apology
, and it’s quite telling that the video was released on Mother’s Day.
Take a look for yourself:Headlights, feat Nate Reuss via EminemVEVO/YouTube
Have you ever had to apologise to your parents?