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The Baltimore Sun

"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 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 Kevin Winter / Getty Images