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.

 

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Erica America