If you were one of the lucky fans to witness Eminem appear on stage at Rihanna’s concert at the Staples Center earlier this month, you know what kind of powerful performance the two are capable of. Now just imagine the fierceness of the live performance in video form with a story telling the emotional lyrics of a battered woman propelling the song “Love The Way You Lie.”
Soon you won’t have to imagine, the music video for [lastfm]Eminem[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Rihanna[/lastfm]‘s emotionally jarring song about domestic violence is just hours away from its premiere. Get all the details of when and where to see it here.
Commanding the digital charts for five consecutive weeks and being the fourth single to top the Billboard Hot 100,[lastfm] Eminem[/lastfm]‘s brutally honest track “Love The Way You Lie” has certainly made an impact since its release. Collaborating with the pop superstar [lastfm]Rihanna[/lastfm], the song’s meaning hits close to home for both artists, and the highly anticipated music video is set to make a powerful impression.
The foxy Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan are featured in the video as a couple going through the battles and extremes of domestic violence in their relationship. The video was directed by Joseph Kahn, who has directed multiple Em videos, and filmed in Los Angeles.
“Joseph and I worked pretty closely together to make sure we got this right,” Eminem said in a press release. “Trying to make this tough subject work visually is a challenge. It was great to have Rihanna, Megan and Dominic on board for this. … They really brought it and made this video super-powerful.”
The official premiere for the video is Thursday, August 5th at 9 p.m. ET on MTV and Vevo.com. Make sure to check back at AMP Radio.com for the video premiere tomorrow! Until then, enjoy the surprise appearance from Em during Rihanna’s Last Girl on Earth Tour here in LA and watch the crowd go bonkers.