If this whole pop star thing doesn’t work out for Rihanna, she certainly has a future as a terrifying psychiatrist.
RiRi serves as Eminem’s unusual shrink in the new video for “The Monster,” the fourth single from Em’s phenomenally successful The Marshall Mathers LP 2. In the clip, which was directed by frequent Eminem collaborator Rich Lee (he also helmed “Rap God,” “Not Afraid,” and “Lighters”), Slim Shady sits on a couch while Rihanna watches him watch clips of old music videos and news footage, including his Grammy performance with Elton John.
Then Em splits off and finds himself trapped in an elevator, forced to observe his image from his very first music video for “My Name Is” (complete with 15-year-old Dr. Dre cameo). He also observes himself in the “Lose Yourself” clip, his computer-generated freefall in “The Way I Am,” and finally some sort of post-apocalyptic wasteland where he finds yet another version of himself locked in a cage.
It’s a pretty compelling clip and a fun trip through Em’s video past. Check out “The Monster” below.
“The Monster” is currently the top song in the country, knocking Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” out of the top spot a week after it dethroned Lorde’s nine-week reign with “Royals.” Meanwhile, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is closing in on a million and a half in sales, with the last of the holiday push on the horizon.
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