One of the teasers features Em and a woman fighting over a pregnancy test before being interviewed about their unhealthy relationship.
Eminem is ready to wish you an unhappy Valentine’s Day. On February 13, Eminem shared on social media two teasers for “River” music video, which will be released the following day. The rapper captioned it, “Unhappy Valentine’s Day!”
The first teaser opens with a scene of Em and a woman fighting over a pregnancy test. If you notice, she is the same woman from Em’s leaked kissing video. The scene then changes to show the pair being interviewed about their unhealthy relationship. Ed Sheeran, who is featured on the song, appears at the end of the drama-filled clip, talking about the importance of “the trust element” in a relationship.
Meanwhile, the second teaser finds the “Rap God” hitmaker practicing boxing. The scene is interspersed with clips of the pair fighting in a hotel room. Towards the end of the clip, another woman who practices boxing with Em seemingly seduces the rapper, inviting him to her room.
“River” is one of the tracks off Em’s ninth studio album “Revival”, which was released on December 15, 2017. The track debuted at No. 11 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. In an interview with Billboard, Ed dished on how the collaboration could happen, explaining that he got an invitation to work with Em when he visited Russell Crowe’s house in Australia.
Ed revealed that he already knew what he would do if he ever got the chance to work with Em. Thus, he “used the studio at Russell’s house… played the drums on it, and then played the guitar, and then recorded the thing and wrote the chorus and did the piano on it, and then sent it off and then didn’t hear anything back.” He said, “This was like March 2016.” A year later, Ed was informed that Em already recorded his verse for the song.