When Eminem released “Kamikaze,” one track, in particular, drew a lot of negativity towards the rapper.
In “Fall,” he made some remarks which were repeated multiple times by his fans and critics, with many people calling Eminem out for being homophobic yet again.
This time, his attacks were aimed at fellow rapper Tyler the Creator.
Eminem referred to him as a “f****t” among other things, leading many to criticize him heavily and call him out on his behavior.
Eminem said on the track: “Tyler create nothin’, I see why you called yourself a f—-t, b*tch. It’s not just ’cause you lack attention, it’s ’cause you worship D12’s balls, you’re sacrilegious.”
However, one person who kept his mouth shut throughout the whole ordeal was Tyler himself. He has not commented on the situation ever since it went down about a year ago — until now.
According to Tyler, he was intentionally maintaining his distance from the whole ordeal, as he understood that Eminem’s goal was to stir up controversy and provoke him into responding.
Tyler noted that he was playing a video game when he first heard the track — and briefly paused before continuing to play as if nothing had happened.
He told the Guardian: “Did you ever hear me publicly say anything about that? Because I knew what the intent was. He felt pressured because people got offended for me. Don’t get offended for me. We were playing Grand Theft Auto when we heard that. We rewound it and were like: ‘Oh.’ And then kept playing.”
It is also worth noting that Eminem has expressed remorse over these particular lyrics.
The “Rap God” artist confessed that he did hurt Tyler and added: “I was angry when I said the shit about Tyler. […] The word that I called him on… that song was one of the things where I felt like, this might be too far. Because in my quest to hurt him, I realized that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it.”
Eminem’s explanation did not seem to do much to calm down Tyler’s fans after he made the controversial remarks.
Some have noted that the rapper has started to go too far in attacking others, even by his own standards, and he could tone it down.
Meanwhile, 50 Cent has given some indications that the Detroit legend might be dropping a new album soon, and his supporters and music lovers are eager to hear it.