Eminem, ‘Love the Way You Lie’ – Controversial Songs
The hook says it all. "Just gonna stand there and watch me burn / Well, that's alright because I like the way it hurts," Rihanna sings.
Some critics believed the song was imitating the real lives of Eminem and Rihanna. Em had been involved in a difficult relationship with his ex-wife Kim, who he divorced in 2001, and again in 2006. Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna in 2009. However, some felt if the lyrics were not interpreted as a lesson it could influence the idea of blaming the victim in an abusive relationship and encouraging that behavior.
Watch Eminem's 'Love the Way You Lie' Video Feat. Rihanna