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Rihanna's admitted the sequel to her hit 'Love the Way You Lie' with Eminem almost never happened.
The 22 year old didn't believe the original, which was No 1 in over twenty countries, could be improved so she almost refused to work on Love the Way You Lie (Part II).
She told MTV.com, "When I first heard the idea about doing a part two, I was just completely against it. I just felt like you couldn't beat the original. There's no way you can outdo that, so why compete with it?"
So what changed her mind.
"We heard a broken-down version that was stripped down, just piano... I fell in love with it. We recorded it, then we did another version to the stripped-down version with drums, then we did another version with drums and Eminem. And then that was the one that just felt really good. I love both: I love the broken-down version, as well as the new one with Eminem."
"Love the Way You Lie II" is on Rihanna's new album, "Loud".
It's a been a busy weekend for Rihanna with performances on Saturday Night Live in the States and The X-Factor in London. In between her latest single Only Girl (in the World) went to No 1 on The Big Top 40.