Eminem and Rihanna Kick Off the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards: “Not Afraid” + “Love the Way You Lie”

Rapper Eminem opened up the 2010 MTV VMAs Sunday night (Sept 12) at the Nokia Theater in L.A.

Em pumped up the crowd with his hit single “Not Afraid” and later brought out R&B singer Rihanna to perform “Love The Way You Lie.” Eminem ended up taking home 2 moonmen last night in the “Best Hip-Hop Video” and “Best Male Video” categories for “Not Afraid.”

Peep the pics (and video footage) from Em and Rihanna’s performance below…