London (ANI): R&B singer Rihanna has revealed that she agreed
to duet with Eminem on his new track as she could relate to the
song's references to an abusive relationship. The 'Umbrella" hitmaker lends her vocals for Eminem"s new track 'Love The Way You
Lie" which focuses on domestic violence.
It features the lyrics, 'I laid hands on her/I''ll never stoop
so low again/I guess I don''t know my own strength." Rihanna
admitted she instantly 'understood" the song because of her
experiences with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown - who famously attacked
the singer in 2009.
"It's something that, you know, we've both experienced... on
different sides, different ends of the table," the Daily Star
quoted Rihanna as telling Access Hollywood.
“He (Eminem) pretty much just broke down the cycle of domestic
violence and it's something that people don't have a lot of insight
on. I knew if he sent me a record there must be something to it. It
couldn't just be, ''Oh, Duh! She was in that relationship so we
have to get her.'' The lyrics were so deep, so beautiful and
intense. It's something that I understood, something I connected
with," she added.