Rihanna sings with Eminem about domestic violence

Rihanna’s new collaboration with Eminem, I Love The Way You Lie, features lyrics that involve serious domestic violence.

Eminem raps that the next time she tries to leave he’s going to tie her to the bed and set the house on fire. Rihanna sings the refrain, “Just gonna stand there and watch me burn / that’s alright because I like the way it hurts…”

Rihanna defends it as “authentic and real,” in an interview with Access Hollywood. “He pretty broke down the cycle of domestic violence and it’s something that a lot of people don’t have a lot of insight on, so this is a really a powerful song. … It really touches a lot of people.”


Pictured: Recording artist Rihanna performs at the Mandalay Bay Events Center during her Last Girl On Earth tour July 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rihanna is touring in support of the album, ‘Rated R.’ (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)