Eminem is looking back on his most recent release, Kamikaze, and realizing that he may have gone “too far” when he used a homophobic slur regarding Tyler The Creator. The 45-year-old MC, in a new interview, stated: “I felt like this might be too far.”
In a sit-down with Sway, published on his channel, the rapper conceded that he may have hurt other people while insulting Tyler. According to the rapper, he was furious at the time of the song’s creation so he chose the most offensive word as a way of expressing himself.
However, before releasing the album, he thought about it uncomfortably, wondering if it was the right thing to do. Journalists in the mainstream media criticized Eminem for his track, “Fall,” where he called Tyler The Creator a “f*ggot.” While, for the most part, the media attacked Eminem, his fans were more forgiving.
In the hip-hop scene, releasing a fiery diss track is all about holding nothing back, and that was precisely what the legendary rapper did.
As fans of Slim Shady may know, he supported Tyler The Creator in the past, and when the much-younger artist criticized Eminem’s latest albums, he felt slighted and betrayed.
During his chat with Sway, Eminem said that he is not interested in just sitting back and letting “America” say whatever they want about him, using him as a punching bag.
As it was previously reported, the Detroit native just released his new record, Kamikaze, after his critically panned album, Revival, that was slammed by critics and fans alike.
However, his latest album has received glowing praise from fans, while still receiving hate from media journalists, a phenomena Marshall Mathers has grown accustomed to over the years. In other news, Machine Gun Kelly released a diss track on the 3rd of September, accusing Eminem of being old and bitter.