As a person who has worked with Chris Brown, Joseph Kahn says he has carefully created fictional characters for Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan in the video.
Joseph Kahn, the man who wrote treatment for Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" music video which features Rihanna, said the recently-revealed clip is not about the Slim Shady or the Barbadian songstress. The director's explanation comes hot on heels of Chris Brown's refusal to comment on the video which also stars Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan.
When sitting for an interview with E! News to promote his new movie "Takers" earlier this month, Brown was confronted by the reporter about his insight regarding the domestic violence-themed music video. The "Graffiti" singer brushed it off though and his representative was quick to tell the journalist to move on to another question.
Kahn himself told MTV that he knew abusive relationship is a very sensitive issue for Eminem, Rihanna and their ex-lovers since they had gone through that situation. So, he created "a specific thing" for Monaghan and Fox to play "two people with very specific story lines to each other."
Although Monaghan previously admitted he plays Eminem a little bit and Fox portrays his ex-wife Kim, Kahn insisted it's all fictional. "I had actually, like last year, been working with Chris Brown ... so I'm in the middle of all this stuff, and I have to be very, very careful with how I tread. But ultimately, if you really look at the video, it's not about anybody in particular. ... It's a story specific to two characters I created," he stated.