For all the talk about Em’s redemption from drugs and what not, that never really mattered to me. Relationships are what have really fueled his career. Whether the subject was Debbie, Kim, Hailey Jade, his friends or some fictional situation, navigating his dysfunctions gave much needed balance to all the off the wall sh#t he spewed elsewhere on his discs.
Perhaps that’s why “Love The Way You Lie” always stood out to me while trudging through Recovery. Em leaves it vague enough that it could be drawn from personal experiences or it could have been drawn up from the inspiration well. Hell, Rihanna even manages to squeeze a bit of emotion from her pipes on a song that screamed forced collaboration when I first viewed the track list. As for the video itself, Megan Fox does her best Liv Tyler impression while helping to bring Em’s words to life.