You wouldn't tend to equate Mother's Day sentiment with Eminem. But his latest video 'Headlights' is a powerful and complicated reflection on an equally complicated relationship.
Though Marshall Mathers has long had a strained relationship with his mom—often slamming her in his earlier work—it seems as he gets older and wiser the Detroit rapper is longing for closure and even reconcilation:
"'Cause to this day we remain estranged and I hate it, though/ 'Cause you ain't even get to witness your grandbabies grow."
Cue a video directed by the one and only Spike Lee (courtesy of Gawker). While the song is not the stuff of flowers and chocolates, the lyrics cut straight to the heart. A far cry from what he had to say in 'Cleanin Out My Closet.'
What do you think? Do you need to become a parent before you're able to fully appreciate your own?