Eminem: Rihanna’s Not Performing “Love the Way You Lie” with Him Tonight at the MTV VMAs! (UPDATED)

Even though their song was #1 on the Hot 100 for several weeks in a row, Rihanna won’t be able to make it to tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards to perform “Love the Way You Lie” with Eminem (who’s opening the show) due to her being in Hawaii on the set of her new movie “Battleship.”

Peep what she told Entertainment Tonight below:

“I definitely wish I could be there for Eminem,” she tells ET. “He’s performing the song we did together. It would have been nice to do it, but he understands. Obviously right now I’m doing something that is a priority to me. The VMAs will be there next year. I’ll have a lot more music out by then.”

GOOD! Maybe someone with some REAL SINGING ABILITY will be able to fill in for tonight’s performance and make the song that much better??? Don’t get us wrong, the song is great but it’d be even better if we didn’t have to hear Rihanna wail all over the hook.

Your thoughts?

UPDATE: Looks like ol’ 5-head RiRi decided to make her way to Los Angeles and add her name to the bill of performers at the last minute. Oh goody…

Rihanna is not only performing at tonight’s 2010 MTV VMAs — she’s closing opening the show!!! Sources exclusively reveal to JustJared.com that the 22-year-old “Only Girl In The World” singer will hit the stage to perform her hit single “Love The Way You Lie” with Eminem from Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. In fact, they are rehearsing right now!

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  • there are so many mean spirited people in the world, just like the negative comment at the end of
    the article. rihanna is often talked about and her talents are put under a spotlight , when others are given a clear path to travel all the way. and its called bashing her and i have learned to love the negatives vibes that writers , critics and people who just don’t like her for any number of reasons, has to say that are negative toward her. bring it on because the more you try to low rate her the more the shine is going straight to where she is. and shes not about to let looney tunes and his gang of internet bullies get the last word , never. so keep trying to talk her down , keep up the great negative vibes coming her way because the world is watching and taking notes on all of these little negative comments directed toward her. and to the staff of GOSSIP ON THIS.COM, YOU GOSSIP ON THIS COMMENT BECAUSE YOU ALL ARE SO UNFAIR, THAT WAS A GREAT ARTICLE BUT THE LAST SMART REMARK COULD HAVE BEEN DELETED , OTHERWISE KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB YOU ALL ARE DOING, A RIHANNA FAN!!!!!!!

  • Jesse

    She is preforming with him tonight! They are closing the show together! It was supposed to be a huge surprise but it leaked this morning. Cant wait! Should be and amazing show!!

  • lil miinxx

    what talents are you talking abt??? the whoring???? thats the only talent i see
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  • Maria Lynnette Goodyear

    shes soo cool!

  • Haters Never Win

    @LiL MIINXX, Bytch stop talking shyt with your hateful azz! You feel stupid as hell don’t you because she opened the damn show so go and take a jump off the nearest bridge and change your name to Lil Hater! Misery loves company! Furthermore,the bytch that f*cked and gave birth to your jealous ugly azz is a whore,now what!! Shut your dumb azz mouth.

  • afan

    Sorry but the MTV’s suck big time this year. Really Usher Beiber and Kanye was the best of tonight’s performance. Rihanna really wasn’t needed for this performance because sorry it suck.

  • Its a shame that Rihanna will not be performing their smash hit rap duet Love The Way You Lie with Eminem as Eminems music video for this song featuring Rihanna is one of the hottest rap & hip hop music videos of the year. So it would have been great to see them recreating this classic rap music video at the MTV Video Music Awards but Im sure Eminems performance of t his song on his own will be amazing anyway. Another rap artist I would love to see performing is Drake as he has had a phenomenal year too and Drakes music videos have been awesome and some of the hottest rap music videos of 2010 too.

  • lil miinxx

    @ haters never wiin your the one talking out of your ass clearly yout to stupid and to blind to see real talent


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