Rihanna + Eminem Surprise V Festival Fans With ‘Love the Way You Lie’ Performance
The rapper and the R&B diva were co-headlining the event, so the likelihood of a team-up was high. A video of the performance shows the crowd going crazy at the sight of the Detroit rapper, who took the stage after Rihanna belted out the lead chorus.
“#VFESTDay1 I LOVE YOU!!! 80’000 screaming rockstars!!! I can’t wait to see Eminem!!!!” Rihanna tweeted on Aug. 20. It's hard to make out the two stars in the footage, but viewers can make out the chestnut hair of the singer and see Em in a close-up on a big screen.
'Love the Way You Lie' was the second single from Eminem's 2010 album, 'Recovery.' It rose to No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs and Hot 100 charts, and received five Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Later, Rihanna released the sequel song, 'Love the Way You Lie (Part 2)' on her 2010 album 'Loud,' sung from the female's perspective.
Watch Rihanna and Eminem Perform 'Love the Way You Lie' at V Fest