(AllHipHop News) Marshall "Eminem" Mathers is known to "cross the line" when it comes to his lyrics. For example, he's been facing accusations of being homophobic since the beginning of his career.
His latest album, Kamikaze, had some members of the LGBT community and their allies calling out Em once again. On the song "Fall," Em disses Tyler, The Creator with the bars: “Tyler create nothing, I see why you called yourself a [f*ggot], b*tch.”
The gay slur is distorted on the track, but the reference still brought backlash directed at the veteran emcee. Em spoke about the use of the word in the third installment of his interview with Sway Calloway.
“I think the word that I called him on that song was one of the things where I felt like this might be too far,” Eminem admitted. “Because in my quest to hurt him, I realize that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it.”
The lyrical jab was the result of Tyler's criticism of Em's Shady XV and Revivalprojects. Marshall even stated that he thought the Odd Future movement was "cool" but still felt the need to reply to the collective's leader on Kamikaze.
"I was angry when I said that sh*t about Tyler,” said Em. “The fact of every time I saw this kid, I was always cool to you. I loved his energy. He was a funny dude and he’s super charismatic and sh*t. But I’m sitting back like, ‘Man at what point do I have to say something just to defend myself?'"