By Paul de Revere
Since its release last November, you’ve heard “The Monster,” Eminem’s song featuring Rihanna, plenty of times. But you’ve never heard it performed live — not until the MTV Movie Awards last night, anyway.
Most of the show was devoted to MTV-friendly movies, but it also featured big-name performances, as it’s wont to do — including the live premiere of the No. 1 track. The ceremony marked the “Love the Way You Lie” and “Numb” duo’s first live performance of the hit single.
All in all, “The Monster” gave perhaps a sneak peek into what folks can expect from the pair’s upcoming tour together. Amid pyrotechnics and alternating red and blue lights, the R&B superstar crooned the song’s hook while Eminem waltzed among the crowd, getting some sort of mini workout by covering nearly every square inch of the stage.