Grammy-winning rapper Eminem made this Mother’s Day a special one to remember by teaming up with renowned director Spike Lee for the joint release of their “Headlights” music video. #MamaBoy
The open letter-themed track to Em’s estranged mom Debbie Mathers premiered Sunday (May 11).
Directed by Spike Lee, who hasn’t shot a music video since Michael Jackson‘s “This Is It” in 2009, the majority of the clip is shot from the first-person perspective of Eminem’s mother, interspersed with video clips and photo album pictures from Eminem’s youth. The video climaxes with the rapper and his mother meeting on his driveway for a heartwarming embrace. (Huffington Post)
In early April, buzz about Spike and Em teaming up heated up the Internet.
Eminem’s next video will be a Spike Lee joint. Earlier this week, the hip-hop superstar teamed up with the iconic director to shoot a video for his next Marshall Mathers LP 2 single “Headlights” in his hometown of Detroit. He snapped an Instagram photo of him and Spike on set. “Spike came out to The D for the ‘Headlights’ video… Coming soon,” tweeted Em. On Wednesday, Spike paid a visit to 8 Mile, but didn’t reveal why he was there. “Great Day To Be In Motown On Marvin Gaye’s Born Day,” he said. (Rap-Up)
Aside from the clip, Em will team up with R&B diva Rihanna for a limited road trip this summer.
In the wake of their chart-topping hit “The Monster” from The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem and Rihanna are heading on tour together. The Monster Tour stadium shows kick off this summer, with stops planned for New York, Los Angeles and Detroit. “There are some shows coming up with Rihanna,” Eminem said in an exclusive interview in the latest issue of XXL Magazine. “It’s a three-city tour: New York, L.A. and Detroit coming in August. The Monster Tour.” (XXL Mag)
Recently, the “Rap God’s” tour rider appeared to make its rounds online.
The 41-year-old singer from the US city of Detroit, who once nearly died of a drug overdose, now has a squeaky-clean and booze-free backstage rider. However, the razor-tongued musician, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, refuses to compromise on the quality of his pickles. Eminem advises concert promoters that only pickles by the premier German brand Gundelsheim will suffice in his backstage dressing rooms. Other items required by the rapper include low-fat yoghurt, peanut butter, jumbo shrimps and Swiss mild cheddar cheese. He also insists on dumbbells backstage. (Channel 24)
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