Eminem admits he regrets homophobic slur about Tyler the Creator

2018-09-17 11:00

Johannesburg - Eminem has expressed regret about the homophobic slur he used against Tyler the Creator in his song Fall, according to E! Online.

The song was featured in the rapper’s latest album, Kamikaze.

Speaking to Sway Calloway, the rapper admitted that he fired back against Tyler after he criticised his 2017 song, Walk on Water which featured Beyoncé.

“When Tyler tweeted out the thing about Walk on Water – this f***king song is horrible, I was like, 'Alright, I need to say something now because this is f--king stupid. I'm not gonna be America's punching bag and motherf**kers just wanna think it's cool and safe to say whatever the f**k they want about me.”

Tyler tweeted on 10 November, 2017, "Dear god this song is horrible sheesh what the f**k," in reference to the track.


Reflecting back on what he said about Tyler, Eminem expressed his regrets about his words. “I realise now and I realised when I said it, but I wasn't like in the mind frame – I was angry when I said the s**t about Tyler. The fact of like every time I saw this kid, always so cool to you. I loved his energy. He was a funny dude, like he's super charismatic and s**t,” the rapper explained.

“But, I'm sitting back like, man, at what point do I have to say something just to defend myself and I think that the word that I called him on the album was -- 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 realised that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it and, at the time, I was so mad it was just whatever, but in the midst of everything else that was going on in this album, the things that it took to pull this album together and all that kind of s**t, it was one of the things that I kept going back to going, 'I don't feel right with this,'” Eminem admitted. 

Eminem recently released his new album and has come after other rappers such as Machine Gun Kelly who Tweeted about Hailie Jade Scott Mathers, Eminem’s daughter who was 16-years-old at the time.

Sources: E! Online, Sway Calloway


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