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Watch Rihanna and Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" Video Ft. Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan — Powerful or Over the Top?

Rihanna and Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" Video Ft. Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan — Powerful or Over the Top?

Rihanna and Eminem's highly anticipated video for their single, "Love the Way You Lie" was released last night and is already making headlines. Megan Fox and Lost's Dominic Monaghan star in the story about a troubled couple in a volatile relationship. Megan reportedly donated her fee for the video to Sojourn, an LA shelter for battered women and their families. The topic is something that is obviously close to Rihanna's heart, and Eminem spoke about working with the director to make something important and thought-provoking. Check out the video below and tell us what you think — powerful or over the top?

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dreamalittledream dreamalittledream 6 years
i consider this video both powerful and over-romanticizing. I've been in an abusive relationship, and like this video, it's both. You don't stay with someone that abuses you if there isn't something there. It's two extremes, and this video portrays that to a tee. You can't show one side and not the other-abusive relationships survive because there is that romantic 'something''s an amazing video that (in my opinion) shows an abusive relationship in a true nature. However, I think it's important to note that abusive relationships happen to people in every sociodemographic level-not just the lower class/'trailer trash'
commonsense102 commonsense102 6 years
Hmmm.... Really this is suppose to be a powerful message... I guess to me it just sounds like songs in from his other albums about how much he hates women... his ex-wife, mariah carey, some random groupie. He's had some pretty hate-filled rants. Uummm I don't think Eminem's ever shown any public remorse for his public verbal abuse of his daughter's mother... so is he really the new spokesmen for DV... But hey what's a little POISON when is SWEETENED with a hooky little chorus by Rihanna as she sings along with a guy who seems oddly familiar to chris brown
azh azh 6 years
zeze zeze 6 years
Even in a role Megan Fox was born to play...trashy, her acting was still lacking. And honestly, maybe my experiences are limited, but in relationships like the one portrayed, both people deserve what they get, its like they enjoy the drama and for no purpose - just lame people who don't have the brains to better their lives, so they play the victim (again, NOT ALL domestic violence, but the passionate love-hate crap shown in this video) - it makes me not feel for women like her as I would have in a different portrayal. So, ya I guess the video failed for me.
elramos elramos 6 years
I think a lot of you are underestimating teenagers. Anyone with a quarter sized brain will understand that what is happening in the video isn't something they should want. Also, this is not directed towards children. Eminem and Rihanna are adults, this isn't a Selena Gomez video.
naziazholesusuck naziazholesusuck 6 years
i used to love megan fox until i read this post and see she stars in this. i have no respect for eminimim or rehanna.
jelleebeen jelleebeen 6 years
I think the imagery was pretty clear -- passionate, but violent relationships are destructive in the end (fire = destruction). That said, I hear what some of you are saying about the majority of viewers being teens. If they're going to go there with this kind of subject matter, the message should perhaps be clearer for that audience.
Claudia-Lopez Claudia-Lopez 6 years
Wow, just wow! I think is an amazing song and a great video, but after I read Anonymous #8 comment it got me thinking... maybe this video is kind of "romanticize violence", and it may have a strong influence in the young people watching this, and this isnt the kind of message they should take.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
Anonymous #8, its not just you. I got that vibe too.
anya82 anya82 6 years
Powerful video and lyrics. Love/hate relationships make you feel more alive than anything else in life but too often they leave you feeling dead inside. One of life's ionic jokes on us.
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