After teasing the visual last week, Eminem is back with his video for “Framed” like he promised. As the title suggests, the track revolves around a fictional character — in this case Marshall Mathers himself — who is accused of several murders he says he didn’t commit.
The video starts with a breaking news story and a reporter telling the viewers, “It’s been a terrifying two weeks in the city of Detroit after Marshall Mathers, professionally known as Eminem, escaped from an asylum.”
The reporter then interviews a detective who says the murder count is in the dozens as Em raps, “Don’t you see? I was framed.” From there, flashes of bloody murder scenes continue to be interspersed between footage of Shady in the asylum.
Directed by James Larese, “Framed” is a far cry from his last offering, “River.” Instead of relationship drama, Em explores the dark side of a homicidal maniac.
“Framed” is taken from Em’s ninth studio album, Revival, which he released last December.
Watch the “Framed” video above.
Correction: “Framed” was directed by James Larese. An earlier version of this article stated the incorrect director.