*Rihanna surprised fans and VMA watchers with a surprise performance with Detroit’s finest, Eminem with their collaborative effort, “Love the Way You Lie.”

Her appearance was the top Tweet topic with 4,700 tweets per minute.

She told the public she was sorry because she wouldn’t be able to make the awards due to her busy schedule with “Battleship.”

MTV never said a word.

“SURPRISE!!! … Just had to do it guys,” she tweeted Sunday.