Anyone who has followed Eminem's career over the years knows he has has a contentious relationship with his mother Debbie Mathers. His very first songs showed a lot of anger and resentment towards her.
But now that Marshall is 41 years old and has been through a lot of growth and life experience, he decided to make this music video, directed by Spike Lee, with Fun singer Nate Reuss. In the song, Eminem goes through all of the things that his mother did that hurt him and his brother Nathan, but goes on to say he forigives her because he knows she did the best she could. In the end, he hugs his mom and says
"I hope you get this message that I'll always love you from afar, cause you're my Ma."
I think it was a very touching statement from Eminem on Mother's day to his mother. People who have great relationships with their mothers forget that not EVERYONE has that.. and it can be very painful to work through that important relationship when it's less than ideal. It seems like Eminem did the work he needed to forgive his mother so he could be at peace. And because he's so talented, he turned it into art that we all can appreciate.
Erica America is a Radio Personality, Television Host and licensed Psychotherapist, LMHC. She can be seen & heard weekly on The World Famous Z100, Nick Radio and 'Dr. Drew On Call' on HLNTV.
Beginning her broadcast career on MTV in 2001 in their VJ competition, Erica later founded celebrity interview website iamericamag.com in 2005, known for unique and edgy video interviews with emerging artists. She hosted videos for Heeb Magazine, was Spin Magazine's Warped Tour Reporter in 2006 and has written for Yellow Rat Bastard Magazine. She has appeared on multiple television shows including Showbiz Tonight, The Dr. Drew Show, Fuse TV (Absolute POP, Trending 10, The F List), and appeared on Sirius Satellite Radio's Howard 101.
Erica graduated from The George Washington University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Communication. She went on to receive a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Brooklyn College and later received her license in Mental Health Counseling. Using both her background in psychology and her intense enthusiasm for everything "pop culture", Erica fuses entertainment and analytic insight as a dynamic television and radio personality.