Rhianna and Enimen’s new hit single Love the Way You Lie video, featuring Hollywood hottie Megan Fox and Lost cast member Dominic Monaghan, debuted last night on MTV.
Love the Way You Lie, off Eminem’s new CD Recovery, is a story about an abusive relationship between couple, played by Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan, that features fire, violence and shoplifting.
“[Director] Joseph [Kahn] and I worked pretty closely together to make sure we got this right,” said Eminem. “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.”
“I think we tried as hard as we could to not glorify the violence, to try and explain that this was a relationship that is by no means ideal and a relationship that probably should have ended a lot sooner than it did,” Monaghan said. “The concept of ‘Love the Way You Lie’ was essentially a look at the relationship that Eminem was in with his wife, Kim, so I kind of felt like I was playing Eminem a little bit, and Megan Fox was kind of playing Kim.
“It’s the story of them getting to know each other, and it’s the story of their tumultuous relationship, and it was the story of the breakdown of their relationship,” he continued. “Ultimately, what I think he’s trying to say in the song … is that he should have walked away a little bit quicker than he did and not let it get as messy as it did.”
Rihanna said this song was something she needed to do.
“It’s something that, you know, [Eminem and I have] both experienced, you know, on different sides, different ends of the table,” she said. “It just was authentic. It was real. It was believable for us to do a record like that, but it was also something that needed to be done, and the way he did it was so clever. He pretty much just broke down the cycle of domestic violence, and it’s something that a lot of people don’t have a lot of insight on, so this song is a really, really powerful song, and it touches a lot of people.”
Megan Fox chose to donate the money she made for starring in the video to a Sojourn House, a shelter for abused women.
Check out the video below.