Eminem, Rihanna Lament Abusive Relationship in Music Video
The Number One song in the United States has finally got a music video release.
“Love the Way You Lie” is about as close as Eminem has ever gotten to a love song in his career, and ironically, it’s actually a song about an abusive relationship.
The Alex Da Kid-produced track, featuring Rihanna on the chorus, is among the standout tracks on Recovery, which leaked on Monday, two weeks before its June 22 release.
Though the Detroit MC never mentions his former flame, Kim Mathers, by name, the ode appears to address their tumultuous relationship.
Of course, having Rihanna sing on a song about an abusive relationship carries meaning on its own. On the track, she croons over guitar licks and piano stabs, balancing out the emotionally charged verses.
“Love The Way You Lie” will be the third Joseph Kahn-directed clip for the “Slim Shady” rapper. He previously took the lead on Eminem’s clips for “Without Me” co-starring Dr. Dre and “We Made You.”
Music video by Eminem performing Love The Way You Lie. © 2010 Aftermath Recordsmusic, videos