"Love the Way You Lie," Eminem featuring Rihanna

Some felt this account of a destructive relationship glamorized domestic violence, but this song doesn't make excuses — the pain and sorrow in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001576" title="Eminem" href="/topic/entertainment/music/eminem-PECLB001576.topic">Eminem</a>'s rap and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB005404" title="Rihanna" href="/topic/entertainment/music/rihanna-PECLB005404.topic">Rihanna</a>'s gorgeous hook, in fact, make excuses impossible.<br>
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- <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/07/critics-notebook-eminem-and-rihanna-and-a-host-of-others-update-the-duet.html">Critics' notebook: Eminem and Rihanna and a host of others update the duet</a>
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Some felt this account of a destructive relationship glamorized domestic violence, but this song doesn't make excuses — the pain and sorrow in Eminem's rap and Rihanna's gorgeous hook, in fact, make excuses impossible.

Related:

- Critics' notebook: Eminem and Rihanna and a host of others update the duet

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