Eminem and Rihanna have already hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with “Love the Way You Lie,” the second single from Slim Shady’s smash hit album Recovery. The song has managed to scale the chart without the benefit of a music video, but one is on the way soon. Photos of Eminem and Rihanna on set surfaced last week, and over the weekend director Joseph Kahn announced that the clip would be premiering sometime in the coming week.
“And that’s a wrap! Eminem/Rhianna premieres in a week!” the director tweeted on Saturday (July 24). (A few minutes later, he corrected himself on a crucial point: “Oops Rihanna,” he added. “That’s what I get for typing while feeding my white Siberian tiger. More caviar, slave!”)
Little is currently known about the clip, other than that Megan Fox and “Lost” actor Dominic Monaghan reportedly star in it and were spotted filming the video in Los Angeles last week.
“Love the Way You Lie” will be the third video Kahn has directed for Eminem. He previously took the lead on the clips for “Without Me” and “We Made You.” During Kahn’s 20-year career, he has directed videos for the likes of Britney Spears (“Womanizer”), U2 (“Elevation”) and Lady Gaga (“LoveGame”).
Kahn sounds extremely satisfied with the final version of his latest project. “My director’s edit of Love the Way You Lie is done,” he tweeted on Sunday (July 25). “I love this video.”
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