Eminem featuring Rihanna – The Monster



The Monster” is a song from American rapper Eminem‘s album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013) featuring a guest appearance from Barbadian singer Rihanna. The song was written by Eminem, Rihanna, Bebe RexhaAaliasJon Bellion, Maki Athanasiou, and Frequency, with the latter also handling production. Released on October 29, 2013, as the fourth single from the album, “The Monster” marks the fourth collaboration between Eminem and Rihanna, following “Love the Way You Lie” (2010), its sequel “Love the Way You Lie (Part II)” (2010), and “Numb” (2012), and is a hip-hop and pop song, with lyrics that describe Eminem pondering the negative effects of his fame while Rihanna comes to grips with her inner demons.

Lee, depicts Rihanna as Eminem’s therapist in a session, as previous videos from his career are shown and referenced including “Mockingbird“, “My Name Is“, “Lose Yourself“, “3 a.m.“, “The Way I Am” and the 2001 Grammy Awards performance of “Stan” with Elton John. The video was well received and earned three nominations at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, in the categories for “Best Male Video“, “Best Collaboration” and “Best Direction“. Eminem and Rihanna performed the song live at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.