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Eminem didn't 'feel right' about homophobic lyrics about Tyler, The Creator
BBC News ^ | 14th September 2018 | BBC News

Posted on 09/14/2018 9:48:20 AM PDT by Ennis85

Eminem says he felt uncomfortable with homophobic lyrics he wrote and released on his recent album, Kamikaze.

He faced criticism for his language on album track Fall while speaking about Tyler, The Creator.

Eminem says he "felt like this might be too far", in a new interview to promote the record on his own YouTube channel.

"In my quest to hurt him, I realize that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it," says Eminem.

"It was one of the things that I kept going back to and going 'I don't feel right with this'."

Many others didn't feel right with it either.

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El Hunt, a writer for NME, says it's good that Eminem has apologised, but doubts the validity of his explanation.

"If he really thought that was going too far, then he probably shouldn't have released it in the first place," El tells Newsbeat.

She's a 26-year-old gay woman and has had the same word used against her as abuse in the street.

"When you see people like Tyler, The Creator using that word it's a totally different thing, because it's about reclaiming the word," she says.

"That's their prerogative to do so, if they want to describe themselves in that way they can, because they've got control over it, it's not being used as an insult against them."

She also accuses the rapper of being selective with which offensive words he is comfortable using in his lyrics.

"If you look at Eminem's historic use of the N-word - or rather lack of use - he knows not to do that as a white rapper," she says.

"So why he's decided it's OK to say the [homophobic] F-word is beyond me.

"Anybody using that word would know that it's bad."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: eminem; gay; homosexuality; music; rap; rapper
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1 posted on 09/14/2018 9:48:20 AM PDT by Ennis85
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“If you look at Eminem’s historic use of the N-word - or rather lack of use - he knows not to do that as a white rapper,” she says.

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Marshall has always been a poser. A dorky white boy trying to act black.

Yet, he’s too afraid to grunt out the n-word as thousands of other rappers do?


2 posted on 09/14/2018 9:52:35 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Rats, RINO's and O-Tips. They all want Sessions to stay.)
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To: Ennis85

One day I will depart this vale of tears without ever having heard any recordings by this person.


3 posted on 09/14/2018 9:53:24 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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This is ridiculous. They’ll print and say ANY word, including the most horrible words in the world. But they call “fag” the f-word. Talk about re-defining cultural language.


4 posted on 09/14/2018 9:55:15 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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5 posted on 09/14/2018 9:55:56 AM PDT by Boogieman
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M&M lol what a punk ass fagg☺t
6 posted on 09/14/2018 9:58:33 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd ((>> M A G A << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Boogieman

Is that the banjo player from Deliverance?


7 posted on 09/14/2018 9:58:55 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Please Pray For My Brother Ken)
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To: Responsibility2nd

His fame is from his “slim shady” character. Basically a clownish parody.

He then became “angry white guy” from Detroit, so he could have street cred.

Now he is just a middle-aged man being a total wuss while still trying to act street.


8 posted on 09/14/2018 10:01:21 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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Eminem says he felt uncomfortable with homophobic lyrics he wrote and released on his recent album, Kamikaze.

But he released it anyway. OK.

9 posted on 09/14/2018 10:02:16 AM PDT by PGR88
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“Anybody using that word would know that it’s bad.”

Words by themselves are not “bad,
any more than guns “kill”...

People are bad, and use guns to kill people.
Bad people are killed by guns in the hands of victims,
but the victims are not bad, any more than the guns.


10 posted on 09/14/2018 10:02:39 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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I still remember this joke from about 10 years ago.....

Eminem and Tiger Woods!

The number one rapper is a white guy, and the number one golfer is a black guy!

What A Country!


11 posted on 09/14/2018 10:05:04 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Rats, RINO's and O-Tips. They all want Sessions to stay.)
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"So why he's decided it's OK to say the [homophobic] F-word is beyond me. "Anybody using that word would know that it's bad."

When I was growing up everybody used that word about everybody else whenever they didn't do things you wanted them to do. Comedian Jim Gaffigan lampooned this in his short lived TV show when he did a flashback episode to his childhood in the 70s. All the kids keep calling each other "you bundle of sticks!"

12 posted on 09/14/2018 10:05:56 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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And the tallest guy in the NBA was Chinese!


13 posted on 09/14/2018 10:14:19 AM PDT by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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Marshall Eminem Mathers hates Whites so much that he tries to pretend that he isn’t one.


14 posted on 09/14/2018 10:16:42 AM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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Uh oh...is he still hanging around with Uncle Elton?


15 posted on 09/14/2018 10:19:06 AM PDT by akalinin
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As long as he was “uncomfortable” doing it, it’s OK.


16 posted on 09/14/2018 10:32:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Everything reditributionists/socialists/communists wish to "redistribute" is produced by capitalism.)
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Eminem should be the poster child for cultural appropriation. If it weren’t for the Sugar Hill Gang, Run DMC, etc he’d be just another White trailer trash from the 8 Mile getting the crap beaten out of him by his mom’s boyfriends.


17 posted on 09/14/2018 10:50:54 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Ennis85

“The little faggot is a millionaire.”


18 posted on 09/14/2018 10:53:24 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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See the little faggot with the earring and the make-up
Yeah buddy that’s his own hair
That little faggot got his own jet airplane
That little faggot he’s millionaire


19 posted on 09/14/2018 11:01:51 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Ennis85

Who?


20 posted on 09/14/2018 11:11:29 AM PDT by spincaster ( AM A)
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