Los Angeles: R&B star Rihanna has said she was wary about recording a sequel to the hit track `Love The Way You Lie` with rapper Eminem because she was convinced that nothing could be better than the original.
The song stormed the charts this summer, spending seven consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in America and reaching number one in 22 other countries.
Following its success, Eminem began work on a follow-up `Love the Way You Lie (Part II)` but Rihanna almost refused to be a part of it, reported MTV online.
"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?" said Rihanna.
However, the `Umbrella` hitmaker`s reservations were dispelled when she headed into the studio with the hip-hop star.
"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," said the 22-year-old singer.