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Eminem Admits Homophobic Lyric About Tyler, The Creator Was 'Too Far'


The rapper addressed the slur in an interview with Sway.

Eminem recently came under fire for yet another homophobic track. The rapper has been known to use anti-LGBTQ slurs in his music. In one of his latest tracks, he called out Tyler, The Creator, who's been open about his sexuality in the past.

The lyric came up in "Fall" from his upcoming album, Kamikaze:

"Tyler create nothing, I see why you called yourself a faggot, bitch/It's not just 'cause you like attention.

"It's cause you worship D12's balls, you're sac-rilegious/If you're gonna critique me, you better at least be as good or better."

In the past, he's defended his use of "faggot" and other slurs, saying it was equated more to "a bitch or a punk or asshole" when he was coming up in the rap scene, not necessarily used as slurs against the LGBTQ community. But in a recent interview with Sway, he addressed the lyric in "Fall," admitting it was "too far."

"With the Tyler, The Creator thing, I realize now, and I realized when I said it, but I wasn't in the mindframe," he said. "I was angry when I said the shit about Tyler...The word that I called him on the album, on that song was one of the things where I felt like, 'This might be too far.' Because in my quest to hurt him, I realized that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it."

Watch the full interview below:

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