Eminem lobs homophobic slur at Tyler the Creator on new album


Eminem‘s Friday surprise is a new album called Kamikaze, on which he reveals his disdain for President Donald Trump is still intact and the Secret Service has checked in. But another line from the album drew mixed reactions online.

On the track “Fall,” which curiously features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Eminem goes after Tyler the Creator with a homophobic slur. This isn’t the first time Eminem has used the slur in his songs; Tyler has also used it in his, though his relationship with the word is a little more complicated.

“I see why you called yourself a faggot, bitch. It’s not just ’cause you lack attention. It’s ’cause you worship D-12’s balls, you’re sacrilegious,” he raps.

Still, many people called Em out for still using it.

Others were squarely in the “So what?” camp.

Tyler has not yet responded to the diss, which might stem from his 2014 diss of Eminem’s Shady XV, but he’s not the only rapper Eminem goes after on Kamikaze. Lil Pump, Lil Xan, Joe Budden, Lil Yachty, Drake, and Machine Gun Kelly also get hooked.

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.