Troye Sivan Calls Out Eminem's Use of Homophobic Slurs: 'I Don't Think There's Ever Really a Reason'
Troye Sivan was critical of Eminem's use of a homophobic slur on his latest album Kamikaze, which came out on the same day as Sivan's own project Bloom. When Sivan attended and performed at a Variety Emmy party over the weekend, he was asked about the rapper coming under fire for his use of the slur.
“I don’t think there’s ever really a reason,” the singer said of using slurs. “I just feel like some words are not meant for everyone, or for anyone. It’s not that hard to respect that, so I just hope that people do.”
Eminem deploys the homophobic word -- albeit self-censored -- on the dis track “Fall” to target Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt. He has since apologized for his word choice in an interview with Sway Calloway.
Still, Sivan hasn’t given up completely on Slim Shady as long as he makes an active effort to rectify his mistakes. “I would love to believe that if the person showed enough genuine remorse and understanding of how they’ve hurt people and actively made strides to correct that,” he continued, “I would like to believe I can be fine with that person.”
Watch the interview below: