Video: Eminem Ft. Rihanna “The Monster” (Explicit)


After the recent sneak preview of Eminem’s “The Monster” from his most recent album “The Marshal Mathers LP 2,” the official music video with Rihanna has been released to the public. The Barbadian singer poses as Eminem’s therapist where the 41-year-old rapper is forced to confront his past selves in a nostalgia-fueled mini movie of self-discovery.

The video recreates memorable scenes from 1999’s “My Name is” (the straitjacket and concerned-looking Dr. Dre), 2002’s “Lose Yourself” (from the 8 Mile soundtrack) and his “Stan” performance with Elton John at the Grammy Awards in 2001. The preview teased viewers with the presentation of a mysterious iron crate at the end of the clip with two guards armed, with machine guns, ready to shoot.  As it turns out, modern-day Eminem comes face-to-face with the caged “monster” inside the box, which seems to be an animalistic version of Eminem, full of rage and drugs.

The top-charting single marks Rihanna’s 13th time as No. 1 on the Hot 100, tying Michael Jackson for the third-most No. 1s, behind Mariah Carey at 18 and The Beatles with 20. Eminem recently won Artist of the Year at the fan-voted YouTube Music Awards, while 25-year-old RiRi earned the first-ever Icon Award at the American Music Awards.

Check out the newly-released “The Monster” music video below! (WARNING: Video contains strong language).