By Kevin Rutherford
For over a decade, Debbie Nelson was known as, to put it plainly, a bad mother. That’s at least what the lyrics of songs from her son, Eminem, indicated. It became commonplace to expect some sort of mom diss on early albums from the rapper, with very rarely anything nice to say about the mother of two.
But “Headlights,” a song off Eminem’s most recent MMLP2, was a departure, finding Marshall Mathers apologizing to Nelson for what had transpired between them over the years, the headlights in question referencing their final meeting as he watched her car drive away.