Eminem’s new album mostly received terrible reviews from every mainstream music blog. Which I honestly expected since the staff of writers from those sites mostly hail from Williamsburg Brooklyn and believe manliness can be worn like a fashion accessory. These days, if an album from a white rapper isn’t nauseatingly positive, progressive, or apologizing for cultural appropriation, it’s getting a scathing review from some severely less accomplished in life blogger with a premium Spotify account. Casually calling others gay as an insult isn’t appealing to the newer hip hop audience. That’s a problem for Eminem because “F-bombs” and him go together like Demi Lovato and a hot spoon. And he’s actually apologizing instead of committing to his typical IDGAF attitude about everything.
Eminem knows he messed up when he rapped homophobic lyrics on his latest album, “Kamikaze.”
In the song “The Fall,” Eminem raps, “Tyler create nothin’, I see why you called yourself a f—-t, bitch,” in reference to Tyler, the Creator. In a multi-part interview with Sway Calloway — in which he also discussed his feud with Machine Gun Kelly — Eminem explained he was trying to defend himself but regrets his word choice now.
“I think the word that I called him on that song was one of the things where I felt like, ‘This might be too far.’”
Slim Shady added, “Because in my quest to hurt him, I realize that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it.”
His apology is surprising, but far from sincere. He wants to sell records. I highly doubt he’s homophobic since he is friends with the gayest man in music, Elton John. We may have heard him use the “F-word” over his career more times than a sissy being verbally abused by a crass lover, but if you’re friends with the man who made the song Rocket Man, you have to at least own one pair of bedazzled assless leather chaps in your closet just in case Elton invites you over for dinner.