Eminem Wins Best Male Video For ‘Not Afraid’

The Detroit MC opened VMAs with a triumphant performance of the comeback anthem.

After a triumphant opening performance of his VMA-nominated “Not Afraid,” Eminem took home the Moonman for Best Male Video at the 2010 Video Music Awards.

Although it was a major win for the Detroit MC, Em wasn’t able to accept the award as presenters Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj revealed that he had already left the building and was on a plane to New York.

“All right you guys, sit down. Eminem just left the building. He had to catch a flight to go back to New York to perform with Jigga man,” Minaj said referring to the two rappers’ Home and Home tour, which resumes on Monday on Tuesday.

In the Rich Lee-directed clip, Eminem takes a journey through the streets of Newark, New Jersey, where he reflects on his personal tribulations. The rapper opened the Video Music Awards with a performance medley of his two smashes: “Not Afraid” and “Hate That I Love You” alongside surprise guest Rihanna.

The rapper is also up for several other awards, including Best Hip-Hop Video (Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem “Forever”) and the coveted Video Of The Year (“Not Afraid”).

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