On July 21, Eminem and Rihanna teamed up in Los Angeles for video shoot of their duet track "Love the Way You Lie". In a picture obtained by RapRadar, the Slim Shady is seen sporting a casual white undershirt while the Barbadian singer is snapped wearing all-black-everything ensemble.
More set images from the Wednesday filming are out via On Location News. They all capture Rihanna performing in front of a burning house. Eminem was "later seen but not photographed" performing together with her on the same set.
The video shoot was done under direction from Joseph Kahn. The acclaimed music video director complained about paparazzi taking pictures during the filming. He reached out to Twitter to express his frustration, "Paparazzi stop trying to ruin my shots. Thank you."
Some of the onlookers even offered a favor to wash the director's car. Kahn wrote, "Some offered to wash my car on set and I got tingly. I think have autoturtlewaxopholia."
Before the on-set picture surfaced, rumor from E! Online suggested Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan were tapped to make appearances. The Fox rumor was later denied, but there is still no word on the status of Monaghan on the video. So far, there hasn't been any evidence that the "Lost" actor has shot a scene for the clip.
"Love the Way You Lie" is taken from Eminem's latest studio album "Recovery". After being blocked for a while by Katy Perry with her summer anthem "California Gurls", the joint track finally reaches No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100.