Eminem’s Still Rapping Homophobic Lyrics
It’s getting old, Marshall Mathers. You surely know better by this point, and honestly, if you are such an inventive, provocative artist ... can’t you find a new device to attract attention to your tired tracks?
We liked it better when he was making fun of Mariah Carey. Sounds like Eminem has something against Adam Lambert and gay performers in general in a new song, “Elevator,” leaked from his forthcoming album, Relapse: Refill.
Entertainment Weekly reports the track spouts offensive lyrics like, “Sorry, Lance, Mr. Lambert, and Aiken ain’t gonna make it / They get so mad when I call them both fake, it’s / All these f—in’ voices in my head, I can’t take it!”
The Slim Shady rapper muddles the words “fake it’s” so the result sounds just life a hateful gay slur that starts with an f. Get the picture? The “fake it’s” fake-out is clearly directed at Lance Bass, Adam Lambert, and Clay Aiken—three of the most famous gay musicians of recent years. At age 37 and after over 10 years as a hugely successful artist, the man still courts controversy with hateful and violent lyrical content.
Lambert himself dismissed the diss via Twitter, posting, “Wow eminem mentioned me in a song?! I must be doin something right!? Even if he used the f word…. Whtev.” He then diplomatically added, “Oh he says ‘fake it’ my bad.”
Obviously Eminem’s thinly veiled insult was consciously created to draw ire of media sites like Planet Out and bloggers. He must think it feeds his image as someone callous, dangerous, and vicious—a “hard” rapper. Say what you will about Kanye West’s manners, but at least he’d never stoop this low.
What would Sir Elton John, who famously shared the stage with Eminem at the Grammys in 2001, have to say about this?
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