Eminem, Rihanna Perform ‘The Monster’ at MTV Movie Awards
By Paul de Revere
Since its release last November, you’ve heard “The Monster,” Eminem’s song featuring Rihanna, plenty of times. But you’ve never heard it performed live — not until the MTV Movie Awards last night, anyway.
Most of the show was devoted to MTV-friendly movies, but it also featured big-name performances, as it’s wont to do — including the live premiere of the No. 1 track. The ceremony marked the “Love the Way You Lie” and “Numb” duo’s first live performance of the hit single.
All in all, “The Monster” gave perhaps a sneak peek into what folks can expect from the pair’s upcoming tour together. Amid pyrotechnics and alternating red and blue lights, the R&B superstar crooned the song’s hook while Eminem waltzed among the crowd, getting some sort of mini workout by covering nearly every square inch of the stage.