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“Just gonna stand there and watch me burn, well that’s alright because I like the way it hurts/Just gonna stand there and hear me cry, that’s alright because I like the way you lie,” Rock In Rio performer Rihanna sings on the chorus.
Eminem truly is all about reflection and recovery on his upcoming album—from his uplifting new single “Not Afraid” to his you-kicked-me-when-I-was-down, Haddaway-sampling Lil Wayne collab “No Love.” (Don’t worry—there is, of course, some classic Em aggression on “Won’t Back Down.”)
If you ask us, it’s a relief to hear Rihanna on something a little deeper than “Rude Boy” or “Te Amo” for a change, and this latest pairing trumps her previous featuring stints on “Run This Town” and “Live Your Life.”
If we have one request for RiRi’s next album, it’s more of this, please. That’s not to say every song has to deal with bad incidents from the past. But maybe it’s time for Rihanna to go a little below the surface with the subject matter, as she ably does so here.