Opening with her version of their collaborative song “Love The Way You Lie” the Bajan superstar looked radiant in a billowing black dress backed by a lonely piano. As her vocals soared, Eminem walked on to the stage which was set with a fiery background. As the song’s backing music began to build, so did Em’s voice with the rapper becoming increasingly animated as the song went on.
Fan reaction on Twitter was mostly celebratory as many fans watched the Grammys for this precise moment.
@Porsche_Hodges tweeted: “Rihanna is beautiful. Eminem killed it! #Grammys”
@RojasIri added: “@Eminem @rihanna amazing performance! Loved it! #grammy”
@kingleey shared: “Rihanna looks really good and sounded good, and here comes Eminem with his tourettes #Grammys”
@Kemistry3000 said: “I am very entertained by @rihanna, her dress and @Eminem ... Waiting for #Dr.Dre”
@MichelleDx3 remarked: “rihanna just kicked ass considering her bronchitis/laryngitis.. congrats, girl."
@Eminem doesn't breathe. amazing. love.”
As previously reported, Rihanna has been battling bronchitis and laryngitis but not only did the diva battle through her illness to make show rehearsals without a hitch, but by all fan accounts she sounded as if there were no issues at all and was a highlight of the performance. “I’m on every med under the sun! Don’t wanna miss a thang!!!” tweeted Rihanna over the weekend.
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