The video for “Love the Way You Lie,” by Eminem, featuring Rihanna will debut today, August 5th at 9:00pm on MTV right before Jersey Shore. (Stop pretending you don’t already watch that show. We all know the truth.) Love the Way You Lie is about the cycle of domestic violence and the extremes of abusive relationships. Rihanna, who was the victim of a violent attack by her then-boyfriend, Chris Brown said:
“It just was authentic. It was real. It was believable for us to do a record like that, but it was also something that needed to be done, and the way he did it was so clever. He pretty much just broke down the cycle of domestic violence, and it’s something that a lot people don’t have a lot of insight on, so this song is a really, really powerful song, and it touches a lot of people.”
The video features Megan Fox and Lost’s Dominic Monaghan. Fox’s appearance in the video obviously touched her because she donated her entire paycheck for the appearance to Sojourn House, a women’s shelter dedicated to helping battered women rebuild their lives. I, personally, find Fox’s donation really touching and appreciate any effort to bring attention to the problem that is domestic violence and combat the problem.