Eminem Calls Tyler, the Creator a ‘Fa**ot’ on His Latest Album ‘Kamikaze’

Eminem Calls Tyler, the Creator a ‘Fa**ot’ on His Latest Album ‘Kamikaze’

No, you’re not experiencing deja vu.

With the surprise release of his latest album Kamikaze on Thursday night, Eminem found himself at the center of another controversy. On the album’s track “Fall,” the rapper described out queer rapper Tyler, the Creator as a “faggot.”

“Tyler create nothin’, I see why you called yourself a faggot, bitch,” Eminem raps.

Though Eminem raps the lyric, the word is bleeped out on the song.

Many people expressed their disapproval of the lyric on social media.

Eminem’s diss comes after Tyler, the Creator dissed Eminem’s output on Twitter.

“I love you Marshall, you are my favorite rapper but dude ShadyXV is f-cking ASS hahaha why wont someone who loves him tell him NO,” Tyler wrote.  

This controversy follows a long string of charges of homophobia against the Oscar-winning rapper. Eminem denied being homophobic in a 2013 Rolling Stone exclusive.

Songwriter Justin Vernon, of Bon Iver, who appears on the track and co-wrote it, said on Twitter that he was unaware of the lyric when he recorded the song.

“Was not in the studio for the Eminem track… came from a session with BJ Burton and Mike Will,” Vernon wrote. “Not a fan of the message, it’s tired. Asked them to change the track, wouldn’t do it.”


Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew is a staff writer at INTO. His work has appeared in Mic, Slate and Complex. He loves "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Flannery O'Connor and female rappers and is working on a memoir.

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