In Case You Needed a Big Old Cry This Morning ...

5/12/2014 6:00 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor

After 2002's "Cleaning Out My Closet," the very last thing you probably expected from Eminem was a song not only empathizing, but apologizing, to his estranged mother, Debbie Mathers, but here it is, and my God -- all the feelings. 

The song is called "Headlights," and features lyrics such as "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," and "That song I'll no longer play at shows and I cringe every time it's on the radio ... but I love you Debbie Mathers." 

Grab your tissues and get ready to weep, because it is on, guys. What a sad web we weave for ourselves sometimes. 
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744 days ago

wow thats what i call a real man. way to go.

Ali baba
744 days ago

Took him all this time to realize he's an azzhole. Not believable sorry just another rich punk !

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744 days ago

Class Act. Positive Inspiration. Honor thy mother and father.

744 days ago

Marshall is all grown up. Glad he's saying how he feels about his mother before she's gone. From the lyrics, it sounds like she may not have much time left. Nice touch releasing it on Mother's Day, btw. Spike Lee did a great job directing it also. Kudos. Oh, the lump in my throat. Makes me miss my mother. RIP.

744 days ago

Amazing did the right thing.

744 days ago

Beautiful! Love Eminem.

744 days ago

There's only 'one' Eminem, the master of meaningful rap. Once again, he's raised the bar! Amazing artist & tribute to his mother........

744 days ago

Pretty sweet and very unpredictable Eminem. I love this guy and always will, offensive, positive, I don't care. Very touching song but sad it does sound like his mom is doing well mentally.

744 days ago

Still a puck

744 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes. Wish my mom was still here.

743 days ago

He is awesome !!
Everyone grows up at some point .
Most people also don;t know that he raises his own daughter AND HIS EX WIFE'S DAUGHTER AND THE DAUGHTER THAT HIS EX HAD WITH ANOTHER MAN .

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743 days ago

Soemtimes you just gotta grow up before you see....thank God his Mom is still alive for him to tell her......

743 days ago

I guess if we all just blurted out our childhoods in a rap, we'd be famous too? I can't see how cursing up a storm makes it a hit.... He could have written something more beautiful vs airing his laundry like that.... And he'll make millions off it...what a world.

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743 days ago

Shows how far he's come and how much he's matured. I have more respect for him every day. Hope they get the chance to reconcile before it's too late.

743 days ago

I like the song Mr. Mathers.

743 days ago

The song is awesome. And the video is from the heart. I wish them both the best. And I think it's wonderful he came to his senses, apologized and thanked his mother for being both a mom and dad.

DJ Johnson
743 days ago

Eminem is a good man!

743 days ago

I fail to see why Eminem is getting so much praise for this music video that's supposed to be the ending of a whole lot of rotten anger on his part at her over the years in a manner from which she never had a remote chance at refuting or defending herself. You have a son who is a rapper and makes money writing songs about his mother who, by many accounts, suffered her own numerous demons. How abusive is that? An adult child, fully realizing his mother is genuinely mentally ill, writing a song about her Münchausen syndrome by proxy diagnosis, about moving around, about all of the things she did badly and wrong...

...let's not forget that this abandoned mother was 15 years old when she had him...

and now after all this, he creates a video of apology. A video that ends with him hugging her once then getting back into his big shiny car and driving away. Doing to his mom the same thing his father did to her - leave her alone with her demons.

And I'm supposed to applaud this d-bag?

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