Rihanna and Eminem's performance of 'Love the Way You Lie,' at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday lit the Internet up, pushing her atop Twitter's trending topic rankings. Her performance -- and fiery red locks -- sent the Twitterverse into a tailspin as more than 4,700 tweets per minute were posted about the 22-year-old who just recently "took over" her page from her record label Def Jam.

Last week the pop star expressed her remorse for having to miss the show, due to her shooting schedule of her debut roll in the film 'Battleship,' but it appears that she may have been trying to throw the public off her trail. The Bajan beauty, whose appearance was kept mum by MTV, said that she just couldn't turn down an opportunity to perform with the Detroit native. "SURPRISE!!! ... Just had to do it guys," she tweeted Sunday.

This year's VMAs featured a star studded line-up including performances from Usher, Justin Bieber and Kanye West. Rihanna is set to release her fourth album in November.