Archives for August 9, 2010

Love the Way You Lie: Eminem & Rihanna on the Vicious Cycle of Domestic Violence

Love should not hurt. Yet bad romances seem to be as common in this world as the ones true romantic stories as made from.

In his new controversial music video, “Love the Way You Lie,” Eminem depicts a glance into his relationship with his two-time, ex-wife Kim Mathers.

Starring Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan, the video seamlessly intertwines love and violence. The video opens with a couple (Monaghan and Fox) sleeping peacefully together. Next, they are violently fighting, tossing bed sheets around and the viewers see Fox’s character overpowered into early submission. Later, the couple is seen pressed up against a wall, where the man punches his fist into it, before they break into a passionate kiss.

The entire time scenes like this go on throughout the video, Rihanna sings the chorus which includes the phrase, “That’s all right because I like the way it hurts.”

Lady GaGa made a hit single out of bad romances, this is the fourth number one hit single for Em, and seventh for Rihanna — but is this really alright? [Read more…]