Eminem and Rihanna teamed up to open the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards with a stunning duet. The rapper kicked things off performing Not Afraid in a back room at the venue, before walking out onto the main stage. He had his hood up, and wonky right eye twitching like crazy. I love the eye-twitch thing though, it always makes Eminem look genuinely unhinged!
Midway through the performance, Rihanna appeared onstage looking like a live action Bratz doll – flaming red hair, puffy white skirt and black boots. She’s got a passion for fashion! The two sang their hit single Love The Way You Lie together with Rihanna walking across to meet Eminem on the main stage for the ending.
Eminem won two awards at the ceremony, both for his single Not Afraid: Best Male Video and Best Hip-Hop Video. Rather tellingly, since I’ve not been her biggest fan this year, Rihanna didn’t win anything on the night despite having released a number of singles in the last year. Lady Gaga, rather unfairly, mopped up most of the awards, taking a total of eight home, including one for Best Collaboration with Beyonce.