Both in black, Rihanna flashes a big smile, flaunting a classic look and a straight, black bob, while Em remains stoic. A day prior to hitting the set, Rihanna shared that she had touched down in Detroit, where they are presumably filming the visual.
The rapper has enlisted director Rich Lee to helm the project. Lee previously worked with Em on videos for "Not Afraid" and his collaboration with 50 Cent and Adam Levine, "My Life."
"The Monster" is the latest single off Em's chart-topping The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which dropped earlier this month. Em and Rihanna have previously worked on a handful of tracks including their 2010 hit, "Love The Way You Lie," (and its sequel) as well as its fiery music video. This is the fourth collaboration for the pair; they also worked together on Rihanna's 2012 song, "Numb."
So, why did Eminem want to work with the Rihanna again?
"The perception of the record, what it's saying, I thought it would be a good idea to have her on it because I think people look at us like we're both a little nuts. That's one of the things that I was telling her in making the record: I think that people look at us a little crazy," he told MTV News' Sway Calloway earlier this month. No word on when the video will debut.