Rihanna and rapper Eminem kick off their Monster Tour at the Rose Bowl on August 7, 2014 in Pasadena, California.
The duo are planning to play the Rose Bowl again tonight before heading to East Rutherford, N.J. on Aug. 16-17 and Detroit on August 22-23.
Last year, Rihanna spoke of working with the rapper. She said, “The moment I worked with him on ‘Love the Way You Lie,’ I wanted to work with him again, and we did ‘Love the Way You Lie Part 2. And then I wanted to work with him again. I just love working with Eminem. He’s just one of my favorite rappers, and his lyrics—he’s a true poet, and I enjoy that about him.”
She continued, “For this song, I needed someone with not only his skill, but his personality. And I needed someone who really understands the perspective and the metaphor in the song of going numb and being numb to everything around and to say, ‘F*ck you.’ Eminem is definitely the perfect guy for that.”
Are you going to one of their three-city concerts?
I feel old. Hailie Mathers, otherwise known as Eminem’s daughter, just graduated from high school. The beautiful blonde, was awarded Academic Excellence (receiving a 3.9 or higher) when she received her diploma from Chippewa Valley High School in Michigan. She was also the homecoming queen back in October. She will be attending Michigan State University for college. Hailie credited her achievements to her parents, stating:
“My mother and father are because they pushed me to be the person I am and have given me all the support to achieve what I have.”
Eminem’s hit, “Hailie’s Song,” came out back in 2002. Eminem (who’s real name is Marshall Mathers), shares his daughter with his ex-wife, Kim Scott, who he also sang about quite a bit- but often in a less…. positive tone.
In other news, Busta Rhymes and Eminem just released a collaboration, “Calm Down” this morning.
Eminem’s newest music video has just been released. ‘Space Bound’ features porn star (you know her from ‘Entourage’) Sasha Grey. The video shows Eminem strangling his girlfriend before shooting himself in the head.
I about jumped out of my couch in glee when Canada’s rock indie band Arcade Fire won last night for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards! I absolutely LOVED the album “The Suburbs” one of my favorites of the year, for sure!
Was it surprising that an idie rock band, whose album has sold a mere 400,000 copies. Compare that to Lady Gaga’s “Fame Monster” which sold 5.8 million copies, and Eminem’s “Recovery” which sold 5.7 million.
Is Arcade Fire’s win an upset? Many sites are reporting the win a “shocking” one. Many suspected Lady Gaga’s, Lady Antebellum or Eminem would take home the prize.
After the win, the band tweeted: “OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. Thank you EVERYONE.”
What do you think? Who should have taken home the prize for Album of the Year in your opinion?