Video: Eminem’s Explosive VMA Promo

Eminem nearly escapes danger in this new promo for his upcoming performance at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Limping away from a car crash just before it explodes, Em reaches out for help from a group of onlookers, reemerging as if to say the recent outpouring of support from fans has helped him recover from his bout with personal demons.

Following the success of his most recent release Recovery, Em, who is nominated for a staggering eight awards at this year’s festivities, joins fellow performers Drake, B.o.B, Usher, Justin Bieber, and Nicki Minaj, whose promo clip hit the net yesterday. The 2010 VMAs, hosted by Chelsea Handler, will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on Sunday, September 12, at 9 p.m.