Eminem goes over the edge in his superhero-inspired “Not Afraid” video, which premiered this morning (June 5) on Vevo. The clip starts out with Eminem teetering over the edge of a tall building while attacking his haters. “All those who look down on me, I’m tearing down your balcony,” he seethes.
Video: Eminem, “Not Afraid”
He doesn’t jump this time, though. Instead, he takes a walk through the streets of Newark, N.J. then ends up in a hall of mirrors, where he’s confronted by distorted images of himself. Spooked, he runs away and smashes a brick wall with his bare hands, only to find himself standing at the edge of another, far more threatening ledge. When he finally jumps, it’s a moment of triumph, as he ends up soaring through the skies Superman-style while rapping, “I shoot for the moon, but I’m too busy gazing at the stars.”
“Not Afraid,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in May, is the first single from Eminem’s “Recovery album (June 22). “Recovery” also features “Won’t Back Down,” a collaboration with Pink that leaked this week, and “Love the Way You Lie,” a track featuring Rihanna.
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