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Eminem shares why he and Rihanna are perfect together

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Eminem and Rihanna have some “crazy” collaboration. For Em, linking up with RiRi on “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” was a no brainer, but it was more than just the pop star’s powering vocals on “The Monster” that won over the Rap God.

“The perception of the record, what it’s saying, I thought it would be a good idea to have her on it because I think people look at us like we’re both a little nuts,” Eminem said to MTV News’ Sway on Monday after he taped a town hall-style interview at his Shade 45 SiriusXM radio station. The interview will air on Tuesday (November 5) at 12 p.m. ET on Shade. “That’s one of the things that I was telling her in making the record: I think that people look at us a little crazy,” he continued.

On the track, Rihanna uses the hook to come to grips with her inner demons, while Em ponders the negative effects of his fame. “I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed/ Get along with the voices inside of my head/ You trying to save me, stop holding your breath,” Rih sings to set-up Marshall’s crazy rhymes.

“As soon as I got the beat I just heard her on it,” Em said. “I wanted to make sure that I had it finished first to be able to present to her, but once I had the rhymes done, I sent it to her.”

Unfortunately, the duo, who first collaborated on “Love the Way You Lie” in 2010, didn’t get to log in a recording session together, but Em’s manager and Shady Records head Paul Rosenberg confirmed to MTV News that a video is forthcoming.

“I had to send it to her because schedules were conflicting and sh– like that. Plus, the record it was kinda pulled together at the last minute,” Em admitted. “I sent it to her, she laid the hook, sent it back. She smashed it like she does always. It’s pretty incredible.”

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Fan releases 75 minute long documentary about Rihanna’s career

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Navy, this is worth watching!

‘ROBYN’ is a film created by Jimir Reece Davis (Amorphous), documenting the origin, success and influence of Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

Created as a loving tribute to Rihanna turning 30, ‘ROBYN’ is a beautiful hour and fifteen minute long retrospect at Rihanna’s career.

Related news: Coming soon: Peter Berg directing Rihanna documentary

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Rihanna Scores Record Eighth No. 1 From ‘ANTI’ on Dance Club Songs Chart

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Rihanna becomes the first act to score as many as eight No. 1s from one album in the history of Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart, as “Consideration,” featuring SZA, rises 2-1 on the list dated Feb. 24. The song is the unprecedented eighth topper on the tally from Rihanna’s 2016 album, ANTI.

“Consideration,” Rihanna’s first Dance Club Songs No. 1 since “Desperado” in October, also grants SZA her first No. 1 on the ranking.

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The run of eight Dance Club Songs No. 1s from ANTI began on April 23, 2016, with the coronation of “Work,” featuring Drake. During the set’s span of leaders, she’s added two No. 1s not on the set: “This Is What You Came For,” by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna, which posted a two-week reign on July 9 and July 16, 2016, and “Wild Thoughts,” by DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, which topped the Aug. 26, 2017-dated chart.

With “Consideration,” Rihanna breaks the record for most No. 1 songs from a single album on Dance Club Songs. Katy Perry previously held the mark, as she scored seven leaders from Teenage Dream in 2010-12.

Rihanna’s Eight No. 1s from ANTI on Dance Club Songs
Title, Date Reached No. 1

  1. “Work,” feat. Drake, April 23, 2016
  2. “Kiss It Better,” Aug. 6, 2016
  3. “Needed Me,” Aug. 20, 2016
  4. “Love on the Brain,” Jan. 21, 2017
  5. “Sex With Me,” April 8, 2017
  6. “Pose,” July 15, 2017
  7. “Desperado,” Oct. 14, 2017
  8. “Consideration,” feat. SZA, Feb. 24, 2018

The rise to No. 1 for “Consideration” was aided by remixes from MK, Dirty South, Mangal Suvarnan, James Carter, Will Clarke and the Stafford Brothers.

“Consideration” is Rihanna’s 33rd total Dance Club Songs No. 1, the second-best sum dating to the chart’s Aug. 28, 1976, inception as a national survey. Madonna leads with 46 No. 1s, while Beyoncé places third with 22.

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Happy Birthday, Rihanna! Our Bad Gal turns 30!

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On February 20, 1988 Rihanna was born.

This Tuesday, she turns 30 and we couldn’t be prouder of the strong woman she became and all of her accomplishments.

Thank you and Happy Birthday, Rihanna! We love you!

Before her special day, Ri celebrated with close friends and family. Watch a short video below and check out special Instagram posts from Rihanna Daily, RiRi herself and friends. More at @rihannadaily on Twitter.

Birthday guuurl 😍❤️🎈🎉🎁 #HappyBirthdayRihanna

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