Eminem’s new video features Rihanna, Megan Fox and domestic violence -- what’s not to love?
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Eminem‘s new video featuring Rihanna debuted on Thursday night, and my my my, it’s a talker. (Watch it here, but know before you hit ‘play’ that the tune contains a couple of F-bombs.)
Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan play a couple ‘whose passion turns violent as their relationship vacillates between ecstasy and agony,’ according to MTV. The concept of the ‘Love the Way You Lie’ video, Monaghan says, is a look at the relationship between the rapper and Kim Mathers, the woman he divorced twice.
Among the lyrics sung by Rihanna:
Just gonna stand there and watch me burnWell that’s all right because I like the way it hurtsJust gonna stand there and hear me cryWell that’s all right because I love the way you lie
‘I think we tried as hard as we could to not glorify the violence,’ Monaghan told MTV News, ‘to try and explain that this was a relationship that is by no means ideal.’
Among the lyrics performed by Eminem:
I apologize, even though I know it’s lies I’m tired of the games, I just want her back, I know I’m a liar If she ever tries to ... leave again I’ma tie her to the bed And set this house on fire
Fox spit in Monaghan’s face and got thrown against a wall for free, donating what would have been her performance fee to a shelter for abused women.
Do you love it or hate it? Does this video shine a light on domestic violence, or glorify it? And given her past with Chris Brown, should Rihanna have performed on the song and in the video? Let us know in comments, and in the polls below.
-- Christie D’Zurilla