Rihanna and Eminem have teamed up once again to record a “Love the Way You Lie Part 2,” a follow-up to the duo’s musical collaboration from earlier this year, which was included on Eminem’s Recovery album. The new twist on the song will tackle the female side of the abusive-relationship equation, and will be included on RihRih’s upcoming studio album Loud, which goes on sale November 16.
On the new take (produced, like its predecessor, by British studio guru Alex da Kid), Rihanna—who was famously assaulted by her then-boyfriend, Chris Brown, following a 2009 pre-Grammys party—sings,
“Even angels have their wing cut schemes, and you take that to new extremes, but you will always be my hero, even though you lost your mind.”
Wonder if she’ll admit women can be abusive too?
We don’t know how to feel about these songs. The first one was confusing enough with the whole “love the way it hurts” lyric and with Rihanna and Breezy staying pretty tightlipped over EXACTLY what happened that night, we’re not sure if she should be the poster child for domestic violence. It’s also interesting that Em has been rapping about doing harm to his ex-wife for years and there has never been much brouhaha over that.
Does anyone feel like Rihanna is milking the situation?
In more cheerful RihRih news, the pop princess has released a few more photos from her So Kodak “Fashion Shoot” campaign. Check out photos from that, and more “Love The Way You Lie” stills below: