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Openly Gay Rappers Criticize Eminem For “Rap God” Lyrics

(AllHipHop News) Eminem is no stranger to controversy. The multiplatinum selling rapper has had religious leaders, women’s groups, and LGBT activists criticizing his brand of music since he first appeared on the scene in the late 90’s. It appears members of one those communities are still upset about Em’s choice of lyrics in his most recent song “Rap God.”

[ALSO READ: Eminem Releases “Rap God” From The Marshall Mathers LP 2]

Two openly gay performers released statements about what they view as homophobic slurs on the track. One of those critics, singer-songwriter/rapper Solomon, had previously appeared on Eminem’s satellite radio channel Shade 45.

“When he invited me on his radio station a few years ago, I thought he put all of this aside,” stated Soloman. “He’s using the word f*ggot to degrade another man. As if the worst thing a man can be is gay. What type of message does that embed into the minds of young kids, both gay and straight?”

“He’s a lil’ too old to be using gay and f*g and sh*t as an insult; playground  s**t,” added Soloman’s labelmate and fellow openly gay rapper LastO. “It’s ironic because I’m sure when he was coming of age, more black folks walked over him…than anyone gay ever did.”

Eminem becomes the latest rap star to face heavy criticism this year over lyrical content that some have found offensive. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, and J. Cole have all had to apologize at one point during 2013 for particular references and choice of words from one of their verses.

[ALSO READ: J. Cole Apologizes For Lyrics About Autism]

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  • Opposite Of Everyone

    boy; times have changed…. when I was growing up gayyery was “the love that dare not speak it’s own name”

  • TheInfiniteToker

    If the gays be getting angry, Eminem knows he did his job right.

  • J-SMOOTH

    Fucc those fagz. The worst thing a man can be is gay. Go kill yo self fagz

    • Saying that the worst thing a person can be is gay is not much different from saying that about black people, women, people of other cultures and religions. Think about it. (And a few grammar classes would not hurt you, either. Seriously, how old are you with this appalling English? It was only 50 years ago our people were fighting for Civil Rights, and they could speak better English than you with fewer opportunities!)

      • BigHomie337

        Don’t compare being black to being gay. We don’t decide what race we are when we’re born. Gay ppl decide to be gay and setup these imaginary boundaries placed against them because majority of ppl aren’t gay.

  • Peter Morris

    What’s this world coming to? When the f*ck did everyone get so sensitive? Cry about it on your little pink pillows.

  • Freebe Jackson

    I dont hate gay people but I hate when they can’t accept that everybody not gay and everybody don’t have to agree with their lifestyle choices. “What type of message does that embed into the minds of young kids….” what type of message does all the gay sh*t on TV and in movies embed into the minds of kids? If you gay be gay but dont expect everyone to approve of your choice…..I can accept that a person is gay but thats not gone make me approve of it or think its right.

    • best comment ever :)

      • Slick Blak

        I second that. I don’t have to post anything

    • Soulgasm

      I have been saying this same exact thing for so long. Sad that other people don’t see it that way tho.

  • You can be a ‘faggot’ and not be gay… justin bieber’s a faggot… tbh, anyone getting upset over rap lyrics is a faggot.

  • thegoldenchild

    I dont have no sympathy, before it all. Before they came out the closet, when ppl were bashing gays etc.. none of them would speak up for themselves. But NOW since the ppl are coming out the gay community wanna voice.. that is cool, but cant get mad if others dont approve of that lifestyle. The bible doesnt even approve of it if you wanna take it in depth. But who cares. They mad cuz they got bodied by a rap god. Get over it gay ppl and live your life. Aint nobody got time for dat.

  • Pierre Elliott

    YEAH—LOL THEN HE TRIES TO TAKE A SHOT AT EM BY SAYING:
    isnt he a bit too old? SORRY DUDE THAT SHIT DONT WORK ON US..

    DUDE IM 40 I LOOK 25 I BAG HOT YOUNG PUZZY, I GOT A LIFE.
    GEN X IS GONNA BE HERE FOR AWHILE LONGER.

    AND YEAH, SOLOMON IS A FAGGOT.

  • f… what them fags said

  • Jeremiah Woods

    oh yeah blacks use to roll with him he been dissing fagz it’s worse than being black!!!!like me i may add as a joke cause i love being black peace to the gods!!!!

    • Jeremiah Woods

      oh yeah check my Facebook and chromosomes it’s the black god emirj the homophobe!!!!

  • Markiezy

    LMFAO like if Eminem gives a shit about what people have to say. He has murdered his wife, mom, enemies, and gays before…

    • Somerandomn-gga

      Tru no n-gga gives a f-ck about what da f-ck he said

  • TimeWillTellu1

    “What type of message does that embed into the minds of young kids, both gay and straight?” = your a fag breh

  • Pierre Elliott

    AND ASK ANY SELF RESPECTING GAY MAN.

    THERES A DIFFERENCE.

    THERES “GAY” WHICH IS WHAT THEY ARE, AND THIER CHOICE.
    AND ALL THE POSITIVES IT MAY OR MAY NOT BRING.
    WHICH IS THE STRUGGLE FOR GAY RIGHTS ETC.

    THEN YOU GOT “FAGS” WHICH GAYS DO NOT LIKE.
    THEY ARE THE ONES SAYING” fabulous” and”OH HONEY”
    AND MAKING A SPECTACLE OF THEMSELVES WHILE BEING GAY.

    ITS THE SAME AS BLACK PEOPLE AND THEN WE HAVE NlGGAS.

    AND DUDES GOING OUT LIKE A FAG. REAL TALK.

  • h8me

    I guess people forget there is a freedom of speech? what happened to sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me? bunch of butt-hurt queers. woops

  • PhilTheGreat

    Lol. _(^.^)_/

  • Riko7467

    Who cares what the fag community thinks?? I know 4 sure Eminem dont n neither do I!! Fuckin fags need 2 stay n their own gay lane. Matter of fact why dont we send all of them 2 an island like, Japan so they can live happily 4 ever.

    • Judah Nazayar

      theres alotta homos here…thats for sure. 90% of the women are virgins

      • What does this actually mean? And what have women got to do with it, either?

    • Immortal

      Any artist would care. Em did all that bashing before and in the end did a duet with Elton John as a way to squash the beef. Nikki even rolls with the LGBT. Whether or not she’s bi or straight has no meaning on green. Green gives them the power to stay in a large house with maids and people tending to their every need. Green gives you the ability to get out of a bad situation that the “common” man cannot get out of. And politicians love votes, so they want the green from the LGBT and anyone else that has spare green to give out. And why have an issue with a group of people that have no issue with you? If these “gay” rappers are taking it up the keister, then let em. Those are two less dudes I have to compete with to get Rosario Dawson in the bed with me. And if it were two ladies, then I’d ask to look and join in if possible. Close-mindedness is ignorance. Open-mindedness gives you a way of looking at a situation in a way that favors you. And Judah there is nowhere proven where 90% of the women are virgins. Per the CDC there are 2,096,000 marriages in the US. Now that doesn’t account for those that practice multiple wives because only one license is issued. Also according to the CDC the marriage rate is 6.8 per 1,000 total population. According to the Census there are 313,914,040 Americans with the 2012 census estimate. So opinion vs facts. facts will always win.

      • LoLTruthHurtsKiddos

        nice.

    • Somerandomn-gga

      Try dat sh-t

  • Stay Phokus

    damn taking rap lyrics up the ass

  • speedy37

    To all faggots this is america it’s called freedom of speech,death to all homos.

    • Guest

      You’re disgusting.

  • these sensitive mf make me sick..i bet their pretending to be offended just for the attention..your a little to sensitive to be in this rap sh!t,only nigga that get a pass is drake lol..

    • chihova

      why does Drake get a pass?

      • LoLTruthHurtsKiddos

        Cause he is a Homo himself….

      • GasaiYuno

        That makes no sense.

  • Victor Feliciano

    yea this is one of the main reason straight guys are always clowing gay guys. their too sensitive always crying about something someone said somewhere. i would say man up but their to busy trying to be girls lol oh wait i bet there gonna get all upset over my joke besides last i checked this is america an we have the right to our FREE OPINION and if gay guys wanna be emo then turn the radio off nobody is forcing them to listen to the song. that dude solomon needs to take his own advice an grow up..

  • can take a dick, but cant take a joke huh

    • HAHAHAHAHA that’s one hunna’

    • But why does there need to be the word ”f-g” in the song, anyway? He is making a song about how his rap skills are incredible- what have ”f-gs” got to do with that? Talk about going off topic!

  • King Cold

    SMMFH! Man the fukk up and stop actin like a bish. swear some of these gay dudes act like females on their cycle. fukk your cramps bish!

  • $28825362

    Dr Dre’s Detox will come out before you hear Em apologize

  • realguy2012

    wow no respect for God himself or the rap god. What a shame.

  • Guest

    sensitive faggots. hate em.. and i dont mean gay ppl (even tho theyre gay)

  • Jeff Active Reynolds

    “It’s ironic because I’m sure when he was coming of age, more black folks walked over him.”

    That was the dumbest line out of this whole article. Go suck each others dicks you garbage ass ‘rappers.’ This is the most recognition you’ll ever get in the rap game

    • SouthernSmoke88

      shit got 2 me too.. bitch ass faggots crying about being called out by calling out another group, fuckin ignorance!

  • Eric Cartman

    Perverts

  • Eminem is free to write whatever he wants, just as gays are free to criticise the contents. That is the basic premise of the First Amendment, like it or not. Technically, Eminem can say ”f-g”. However from an analytical point of view, I do not really see why Eminem had to include the parts about ”f-gs” in his song. I mean, what has any of that got to do with the actual CONTENT of his release, which is to boast about his lyrical skills? Sounds like he is just vying for attention here. I can drop a few names of famous lyrical songs: ”My Melody” by Eric B and Rakim, for example, which have nothing about gay people in them. Rap God is an incredibly dope song, but Eminem will soon need to realize that he does not need to go there anymore; I doubt that he ever did. You do not need to use the f word to back up the point that you are a good lyricist.

  • Somerandomn-gga

    Let him say what the f-ck he wants to.

  • GasaiYuno

    Why is this news? It’s fuckin Eminem. When are people going to get the point that he’s going to say what he wants when he wants. He wants to offend people. While I do agree that the word faggot has a strong negative connotation it’s Eminem. I think people should fight for what’s right and stick up for the things that offend them, but at this point we all know who Em is and what he’s about. He constantly goes after EVERYONE not just gay people. All you can do with him at this point is take or leave it. This person is just beating a dead horse. I also don’t appreciate the fact that he says “It’s ironic because I’m sure when he was coming of age, more black folks walked over him…than anyone gay ever did.” What does that even have to do with anything? It’s like he saying he should be dissing black people instead of gay people or something. I find it ironic that he sounds like just as much of a close-minded ignorant asshole as he’s making Em out to be.

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  • Kathy Brown

    See that is my point, now you have these people censoring what people can and cannot say in their music. Just because you have CHOSEN to commit sodomy and wear your sexual life like a badge of honor don’t hate on people that find it weird or funny and make jokes about it cause we believe that it is filthy and sick and the law on sodomy should be upheld. It’s alright to discriminate against age (in your remark above) but not gay? I would rather die of old age than the virus,

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