This time, the singer takes the lead with the rapper adding a verse toward the end of the new tune. ‘Part 2,’ about an abusive couple, features the female side of the story, a reverse of the first ‘Love the Way You Lie.’
Initially, Rihanna was reluctant to tackle the continuation. “When I first heard the idea about doing a part two, I was just completely against it,” she told MTV News.
“I just felt like you couldn’t beat the original,” she added. “There’s no way you can outdo that, so why compete with it?”
But something changed her mind.
“We heard a broken-down version that was stripped down, just piano … that’s going to be a bonus on iTunes. I fell in love with it. We recorded it, then we did another version to the stripped-down version with drums, then we did another version with drums and Eminem. And then that was the one that just felt really good.”
Originally reported by PopEater.com. Read the original article here.