Bullied schoolkids of the world, take heart: You have two very powerful allies named Eminem and Lil Wayne. That’s the message of the rap stars’ new video for “No Love,” the latest single off Em’s smash Recovery.
The video opens with a close-up of a sad kid with bruises on his face, presumably from the dodgeballs three bigger guys pelt him with in the next scene. Further scenes of locker-room torment are intercut with Lil Wayne delivering his sharp, sullen opening verse on a smoky all-black set. (Presumably this is yet another of the many video scenes Wayne filmed before starting his Rikers Island sentence.) Eminem, meanwhile, is at a recording studio laying down his even angrier vocals with a very serious expression on his face. Dude is not kidding around! But our young hero is still being harassed by those older jerks. The video goes on like this for a while before the kid, empowered by Em and Weezy’s ferocious lyrics, stands up to his persecutors at last and gives them an epic lunchroom beatdown.
Check out the dramatic clip after the jump via Eminem’s official site (warning, lots of NSFW lyrics) and let us know how you like it. Who do you think gives the best performance here – Eminem, Lil Wayne, or the little guy?
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