One of Eminem’s new songs is a tribute to his mother that features him apologizing to her!
“Headlights” is from Eminem’s “MMLP2” album and features him offering a mature, sincere apology to his mom, Debbie Mathers, even though they are still estranged.
“Headlights” refers to their last meeting because as she drove away, he became fixated on the headlights of her car as he dealt with feelings of “overwhelming sadness.”
In the song, he apologizes for dissing his mother in songs like 2002’s “Cleanin’ Out My Closet” in which he called her a “selfish b-tch.”
One of the lyrics says:
“Now, I know it’s not your fault, and I’m not making jokes,” he raps. But ma, I forgive you, so does Nathan yo. All you did, all you said, you did your best to raise us both. Foster care, that cross you bare, few may be as heavy as yours. But I love you Debbie Mathers, oh what a tangled web we have. And I’m mad I didn’t get the chance to thank you for being my mom and my dad. So Mom, please accept this as a tribute I wrote on this jet.”