Eminem has admitted that a homophobic slurum that he used against Tyler could have been a step "too far" for the Creator.
The musician used the anti-LGBT + lyrics in his song "Fall" on his latest album Kamikaze, rapping: "Tyler makes nothing, I understand why you called yourself a fag, bitch / that's not just because you like attention
& # 39; That's because you worship the balls of D12, you're too frivolous / if you're going to criticize me, you better be at least as good or better. & # 39;
Tyler, The Creator has been open about dating men and referred to his sexuality on the 2017 album Florist.
Now, in a new interview, Eminem has suggested that he has crossed a border with his homophobic texts.
"I was angry when I said the shit about Tyler," he told fellow rapper Sway in a video uploaded on YouTube. The word that I called him … that song was one of the things I felt, & # 39; this can be too far away. & # 39; Because I was in my quest to hurt him, I realized that I hurt many other people by saying it. "
The song led to criticism of the rapper because of his recourse to homophobic slogans that have been increasingly avoided in recent years by regular rappers.
"Fall" also includes Justin Vernon, the frontman of indie folk band Bon Iver, who said he will "kill" the track.
Vernon responded to a fan who congratulated him on Fall & # 39; wrote: & # 39; Was not in the studio for the Eminem track … came from a session with BJ Burton and Mike Will.
View Sway & # 39; s interview with Eminem below:
"Not a fan of the message, it's tired, asked them to change the number, would not do it."
The homophobic attack is far from the first time that Eminem came under fire for anti-gay song lyrics.
Eminem has previously claimed that his use of anti-gay statements such as "dike" and "fagot" are not really aimed at the LGBT + community.
In a song entitled "Criminal" on his second studio album. The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem & # 39; s lyrics are: "My words are like a dagger with a serrated edge / That will stab you in your head, whether you're a fag or lez / Or the homosex, hermaf or a trans-a-vest / pants or dress? Hate fags? The answer is yes ".
The singer also came under fire for homophobic lyrics in his single & # 39; Rap God & # 39; from 2013.
He told Rolling Stone earlier that he had not used the words "fag" or "fagot" in a homophobic way, because he said he was not "right" what they would encounter in this way.
He said, "That word, that kind of words, when I went to war or something like that, I never really equated those words."
"Yes, it seemed more like calling someone a bitch or a punk or a dick, so that word was thrown around so freely."
In 2015 he set up his fires at Caitlyn Jenner, saying: "I invented dick, and that's a true statement, I see the bitch in you, Caitlyn / I'm hiding the gun like Bruce Jenner's cock."
In 2010 Eminem came out to support gay marriage, surprisingly a lot.
He said, "I think if two people love each other, what is that? I think everyone should have the chance to be as miserable as they want.
"It is the new tolerant me! My general view of things is much more mature than it used to be."