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Rihanna & Eminem: VMAs Performance Video

Rihanna & Eminem: VMAs Performance Video

Rihanna joins Eminem onstage to perform their hit single “Love the Way You Lie” during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday (September 12) in Los Angeles.

“SURPRISE!!!” Rihanna tweeted after her performance “….just had to do it guys!”

Rihanna‘s new single “Only Girl (In The World),” from her upcoming album Loud,” will be available on iTunes TOMORROW (September 13).

FYI: Ri wore a long diamond chain & chain cross and a yellow & white diamond flower cocktail ring — both from Neil Lane. She also wore a Jennifer Behr Triple Baguette Crystal headwrap.

Rihanna & Eminem: VMAs Performance Video

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Credit: Kevin Winter; Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2010 MTV VMAs, Eminem, Rihanna

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  • Karly

    She looks like a clown!..whats with the hair girl..haha
    love eminem though=)

  • vinha

    her hair is a mess!

  • pinky

    loved it! it looks as if em is smitten by rihanna lol

  • Moses

    Music is so dead.

  • twin peaks

    Lose the clown wig, Rihanna.

  • tal

    stunning RIRI !

  • always

    She doesn’t sound half bad?
    Is she really singing live or lip synching?

  • tal


  • mathieu

    eminem is the king as usual & rihanna is always hot as ever !!

  • Jessie

    love Eminem! && Rihanna looked gorgeous!

  • always

    The horrible hair spoils it though.

  • deuce

    aside from Florence + the Machine, this hands down was the best performance.

  • AR

    AW. They look so cute together. Amazing performance.

  • b

    Sorry, she looks like a drag queen.

  • mickey

    ugly chick.

  • Hunter

    Why does this girl dress like a circus clown?

  • harley

    Rihanna looks absolutely ridiculous. She was so gorgeous when she first came on to the music scene.

    Good performance, though.

  • my3cents

    It’s Carrot Top meets Madonna.

  • jj fans

    Rihanna sounds alright but I’m so used to her sucky voice that I tune her out most of the time.

  • elisa

    eminen great but rihanna ….she sucks live !!! horrible dress and hair
    rhianna you used to be so pretty what happened to you?





  • Jack Y.

    Eminem is epic as usual!

  • truly

    rihanna is cute but the girl cannot sing.

  • uh oh

    RiRi got fug.

  • Onyx

    I’d probably find her attractive if she didn’t always look like she just finished sucking a lemon.

  • Kay

    I would like her outfit if it was a dress with a belt instead of a skirt with a crop top. They sound really goood together.

  • jackson

    no wonder the American Music Industry is going broke. no wonder country music is so popular.

  • jackson

    the MTV awards was just barely watchable!

  • Karly

    when its bad, its awful…yeah her singing!

  • Internet Surfer

    I agree with Harley’s coment. The performance was great but Rihanna’s red hair do has to go. It looked like someone literally put a mop on her head and spray painted it red.

  • Andrew

    Eminem rocks the mic, still rocks the mic right!!

  • Anonymous

    they couldnt throw some auto tune into that mess for her? damn she sounded bad. Em rocked it out though

  • Tori

    Are you people tone death?she sounded beyond horrible and she looks like a dumb as* with that red hair,eminem on the other hand cool performance.


    Rihanna (whilst Drake’s singing Fancy)
    “Oh you fancy huh?”

    Katy Perry *whips hair back & forth*

  • Jokergurl

    Eminem is just a poet, he puts raw heart into his songs, especially now since he’s sober, I really liked this performance. Their hug was cute.

  • ingrid

    beautiful Rihanna

  • tzitziki

    Em sounded great, I loved the performance. Rihanna did not sound good and seemed kinda bored.

  • Diamonds4ME

    @Tori, you got this one right. She looks like she just crawl out of a trash dumpster. Her fans need to call her on some of this stupid sh*t she does instead of bigging her up like it’s all good. That hair looks like a scarecrow in the cornfield. Whoever style her tonight should be fired, point blank no explanation.

  • robi

    Eminem was so sexy and epic as always!!

  • Bruce

    Pleasant to look at, horrible to listen to. Rihanna is an awful live performer.

  • waffle bowl

    Gaga’s 5 seconds of acapella >>>>>>>> Rihanna’s lame attempts at singing.

    ‘Nuff said.

  • Jasmine

    Eminem was phenomenal. Rihanna looks like a fcking douchebag. Absolutelyyyyyyyy ridiculous, she’s embarrassing to watch. And listen to. I’ve heard her in concert too, and girl needs some vocal lessons. I liked the ending though, that was an intense moment between the two of them. Not gonna lie, I thought they were gonna kiss or something lol.

  • samantha

    they’re look cute..i love this song it’s amazing duet

  • laverdadduele

    Eminem was great, but the red-haired s.k.a.n.k. ruined it for me. She can’t sing. Another product of auto-tune.

  • anil

    love u rihanna so beautiful with Eminem……….

  • Naughty_by_Nature

    I take it that all the posters are under 20 and they think they’ve seen it all..i went thru my teens in the MTV era and witnessed the greatest creative arts and performances at Award shows during the 1990`s.

    I was a fan of Eminem, but sorry I think he has lost his edge as the peers of his times are being replaced at the VMA with newcomers and new crew in the audience..Maybe Rihanna is carrying his comeback by association for she followed by a younger fanbase who are the primary consumers of MTV.

    That performance with Rihanna was awkward and not in a million yrs would i see this coming , Em collaborating with a female artists after he built his career on a macho ego and target most of his trashtalking & rappin on female artists like Spears, Mariah, Aguilera, J.Simpson.

    He looks like he was a little afraid to touch Rihanna (I swear he almost ran away from her !!)..Em should give his outdated machismo/sexist image a rest..nothing wrong with hugging a girl in public.!

  • joel

    Meu ninguem entende…
    artista é aquele q inova….Q cria polemicas,q naum c deixa passar despercebidooo…
    rihanna é assim….TEm q chamar a atenção mesmo….
    lady gaga tbm..
    Falem mal ou falem bem ,o importante é q falem…..

  • Iffy Miffy

    Eminem is always epic, but wtf is that on her head?! I kept being distracted!

  • Bee

    @harley: Exactly, she was hot when she first started out with the whole Carribean Island girl long haired look, then she tried to be edgy and failed miserably imo.