The Nokia Theater stage showed New York City skyline, and Eminem transported the audience from the City of Angels to the City that Never Sleeps. If someone could do it –other that Jay-Z of course- that was Eminem.
The rapper gave his all while performing Not Afraid and the devoted crowd went literally crazy with his powerful performance.
“I been through the wringer, but they can do little to the middle finger/ I think I got a tear in my eye, I feel like the kind of my world/ Haters can make like bees with no stingers, and drop dead,” those are some of the lyrics that Eminem rapped with from his heart.
It was also especially emotional Rihanna’s cameo performing “The Way You Lie.” The track, which talks about domestic violence, is the first collaboration between the Barbados-born beauty and Eminem.
As if it wasn’t enough, Eminem obtained two awards: Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Male Video.