Eminem is facing controversy over his use of an anti-gay slur in “Fall,” the incendiary, Bon Iver-featuring 10th track from his surprise album Kamikaze (Aug. 31).
Slim Shady takes aim at rapper Tyler, the Creator, rapping: “Tyler create nothin’, I see why you called yourself a f—-t, bitch.” The rapper self-censors himself saying the word.
Em’s lyric comes after Tyler criticized 2014’s ShadyXV, saying, “I love you Marshall, you are my favorite rapper but dude ShadyXV is fucking ASS hahaha why wont someone who loves him tell him NO.”
Still, many fans are furious at Eminem for the line, and have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Eminem also deployed the f-word in his 2013 single “Rap God,” and numerous times on tracks from The Marshall Mathers LP. The rapper has repeatedly denied allegations of homophobia in the past, including in a 2013 interview with Rolling Stone.