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Watch: Eminem Finally Responds to Use of Gay Slur in New Song

Friday Sep 14, 2018
Eminem talks with Sway.
Eminem talks with Sway.  (Source:YouTube Still)

After a social media backlash, Eminem is finally responding to using a gay slur in a new song that was aimed at rapper Tyler, the Creator.

Last month, the 45-year-old rapper dropped a surprise album called "Kamikaze," which contained the track "Fall." Eminem quickly came under fire for the track because he uses a gay slur.

"Tyler create nothin', I see why you called yourself a faggot, bitch," he raps on the song.

During his multi-part interview with Sway, Eminem took a moment to address the line, Pitchfork points out.

"I was angry when I said the shit about Tyler," he explained, adding that he previously liked the 27-year-old rapper and hung out with him but things changed when Tyler disparaged his music on Twitter.

Em goes on to say that he doesn't regret standing up for himself but does regret using a gay slur.

"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," he said. "Because in my quest to hurt him, I realize that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it. ... It was one of the things that I kept going back to and going 'I don't feel right with this.' "

Watch the interview below. The conversation about Tyler stars at the 9:30 mark.

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