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Slim Shady is clearly "Not Afraid" to open up the show, but now the question is: with what?
"Not Afraid" has come and gone, but it's been playing during the VMA promos. That song's popularity has been trumped by "Love the Way You Lie" with Rihanna, but Ri's name doesn't seem to be on the guest presenter/performer list and that song is no song without her hook. Drake will have his own opportunity to recreate VMA-nominated "Forever" with Em and Kanye (sans Weezy).
Em loves to make an entrance (remember the look-alikes from 2000?) and has a flare for theatrics (you've seen "8 Mile," right) and, after the eye-rolling Bruno stunt of 2008, it looks like the rapper is prepared to start things off with a bang.
Perhaps a collaboration with recent stadium co-headliner Jay-Z is in order? Or will the next Shady single please stand up?