I'm friends with the monster that's under my bed
For children (and some adults) their biggest fear is monsters under their bed. Instead of being afraid, Rihanna has befriended “the monster under her bed,” because she can relate to it.
Em’s “monster” is Slim Shady, Eminem’s alter ego. Shady represents rebellion, drug use, and violence. The video illustrates how he has to deal with Shady. In the music video, you can see that he walks up to the imprisoned Shady and is handed some rhymes, but Marshall stays strong, despite the fact that the “Slim Shady” persona effectively got him where he is today in the rap game.
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