Eminem is an "inspiring and intimidating" collaborator
Skylar Grey - who penned the rapper`s duet with Rihanna, `Love the Way You Lie`, as well as `I Need A Doctor` for Dr. Dre - enjoys working with the `Real Slim Shady` hitmaker because of his "rare" talent.
She said: "Eminem makes fun of me. But he`s a rare breed of an artist that doesn`t come along every day, so being able to be in a room with him and see his creativity at work was both inspiring and intimidating."
Skylar also revealed that `Love the Way You Lie` was inspired by the vicious cycle" of her relationships with "assholes".
She explained to NME magazine: "It wasn`t necessarily about literal violence in a relationship, but that vicious cycle of somebody who keeps you on your toes because they`re kind of an asshole. I do tend to fall for assholes because they keep me on my toes and I don`t get bored. That`s what I wrote it about."