Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Music Video of the WEEK!

Eminem and pop singer Rihanna debuted their music “Love the Way You Lie” lastweek. The video was directed by Joseph Kahn, who also directed music videos for Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani.

The video played on themes of domestic violence and featured actor Dominic Monaghan (”Lost”) and actress Megan Fox (”Transformers”).

In the video, Fox and Monaghan play a couple locked in a liquor-fueled dysfunctional relationship. There are screaming matches, physical confrontations, physical reconciliations and the cycle continues. Something has to give and something does–both lovers, and their home, burst into flames.

The music video does hit home for both musicians, Rihanna suffered a beating at the hands of her former boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009, and Eminem has long documented his tempestuous relationship with his ex-wife Kim in his music. Both of those backstories added to the video’s emotional punch. In the clip, Rihanna sings the song’s hook in front of a blazing fire, while Eminem is shown rapping in front of sweeping shots of endless fields before he goes up in flames as well.

Watch the star studded video below and see why it's this week's video of the week.

"I Love the Way You Lie"
Eminem feat. Rihanna