Eminem and his team are doing something right.
Not only have they been great with PR, but this latest video is probably the most intricate that he’s put out in a while.
The controversial song lyrics for “River” cover the subjects of cheating, one night stands, non-committed sexual relationships, and abortions.
Ed Sheeran makes appearances in the video to sing the hook, and Eminem stands inside a destroyed house, windows open, and water, papers, and throwing elbows from the starring female.
The two have a real-life type argument that many have had in their lives: the discussion about the girl getting pregnant, and the father not wanting the baby. Eminem says in the lyrics “What’s one more lie to tell an unborn child,” and uses the word “terminate,” which alludes to an abortion.
At the end of the dramatic representation, Eminem says “What this song means to me is something that I felt like I needed to get off my chest.”
This kind of confirms that this has happened to Em in the past and that he’s speaking some real sh!t.
Watch the film here, which is about 7 minutes long, below: