Eminem and Spike Lee Shoot ‘Headlights’ Video in Detroit

Spike Lee and Eminem

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, later adding, “Detroit’s Finest EMINEM And Me Working Together On His Short a Film.Historic. Who Woulda Thunk It.”

With Spike in the director’s chair, expect a cinematic video for the Nate Ruess-assisted song, on which Em apologizes to his mother Debbie Mathers following their tumultuous past.

He has also shared a behind-the-scenes clip from his last video for “The Monster” co-starring Rihanna.

If you haven’t heard “Headlights,” stream it below.

Eight Mile

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  1. Kev

    Damn!! This a great track, the videos gonna be sick!! A Spike Lee Joint!


  2. hahah

    HAHAH mumma stuff what 50 yesra old HAHHAH grand pa its is danna davids us hype team or what


  3. TheHipHopRapping

    Seriously, Eminem? “Headlights”? With so many better songs with mainstream appeal on the album and you pick this one… I can’t even. “Beautiful Pain” should be the next single. The song screams “pleeeease release me and I’m #1 worldwide by tomorrow!!!”. “Beautiful Pain” would make MMLP2 sell 5x faster and pass the 4 million mark it has already hit.


    NASIR Reply:

    @TheHipHopRapping, I agree with Beautiful Pain being a single, but this song is also a great choice. It’s slower than the others and very personal to Em. It also has crossover appeal and I just know the video will be amazing.


  4. adam crane

    This man is a lyrical geniuse and I envy his music I love this man like a brother this song headlights is like my life I didn’t know my dad unroll I was 20 now I’m still 20 and still think my dads dead beat but eminem I really would love to meet you one day but its not gonna happen I’m determined to find and let you know who I am I am a freestyle rapper i am know as one of the best wherever I go and I know a lot of people say that but when I say that I’m saying that I’m one of the best because my dedication my devotion and the inspiration because my aunt dying when I was only 13 years old she was 21 when she died me and my mom faught all the time we barely got along I didn’t know who my dad was my aunt died I got bad into pills I began to drink heavily I smoked a lot of weed and I could not keep my mind together it seemed like everything was falling apart and I couldn’t put the pieces together I’m so strung out but I lost focus but because I kept faith it made me realize that her death wasn’t my fault the one thing she loved was music so I swore to myself I bet I would fulfill a dream in her name to be one of the greatest lyrical rapper whomever lips yeah yeah


  5. Eminem's Husband

    I agree with OP about Beautiful Pain being a single but I’m excited for the “Headlights” video and my husband Em is still looking sexy as fuck


  6. Eminem's Husband

    I agree with OP about Beautiful Pain being a single but I’m excited for the “Headlights” video and my husband Em is still looking sexy


  7. Keith. Slice. Kennedy

    Wat ever video em brings out will be a belter em’s a ken gens no one will be better than the man him self


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