Eminem Explains Homophobic Slurs: ‘It’s Tongue In Cheek’

Published: Wednesday 6th Nov 2013 by David

Before learning of the record breaking sales he’s set to score with the new album, Eminem‘s ‘Marshall Mathers LP 2‘ took him to Rolling Stone magazine recently, where he was forced to answer questions on the allegedly homophobic lyrics that exist on the project.

Namely, on the rising hit that is ‘Rap God.’

What he had to say on the matter?

An except from the interview below…

I don’t know how to say this without saying it how I’ve said it a million times. But that word, those kind of words, when I came up battle-rappin’ or whatever, I never really equated those words (homosexual). . .”

“It was more like calling someone a bitch or a punk or a–hole. So that word was just thrown around so freely back then. It goes back to that battle, back and forth in my head, of wanting to feel free to say what I want to say, and then [worrying about] what may or may not affect people. And, not saying it’s wrong or it’s right, but at this point in my career—man, I say so much s— that’s tongue-in-cheek. I poke fun at other people, myself. But the real me sitting here right now talking to you has no issues with gay, straight, transgender, at all.

“I’m glad we live in a time where it’s really starting to feel like people can live their lives and express themselves. And I don’t know how else to say this, I still look at myself the same way that I did when I was battling and broke.”


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  1. Desiree November 6, 2013


    • JR November 6, 2013

      lol good trolling comment

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 6, 2013

      TROLL ALERT!!!!!!!!!

  2. NT November 6, 2013

    He’s been using slurs for years , that’s just what he does.

    • GoldenBoy J November 6, 2013

      And Chris Brown has been beating people for years, that’s just what he does so he shouldn’t be punished? Is that what you’re saying? Most stupid comment EVER.

      • peppie November 6, 2013

        Chris has not been beating people for years get your facts straight. It’s one thing if you don’t like Chris. Just say that instead of lying on him.

        Anywho each and every time Chris say something the media and you fuc*ers take it out of content. You the haters and media are always saying that Chris say homophobic slurs against gays. But this dude gets a pass because he’s white and you all know it. He is what you call a real woman beater whom beat his poor wife until she was in the hospital for days. So why should that matter because he’s white.

  3. XYZ November 6, 2013

    how often will he have to explain his raps?

    damn, folks, calm down. he said a couple of times that he is no homophobic nor wants to attack homosexuals in his rhymes…

    people do feel offended way too easily these days

  4. Stevie j stan November 6, 2013

    When will Chris brown?

  5. Bey Fan November 6, 2013

    I dont have an issue with the word… but it’s crazy when certain ppl do things, they get a pass.

  6. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 6, 2013

    It’s 2013 Mr Slim, you cannot be using homophobic slurs in your music. The media will give you a pass anyway so once again, get money Slim, get money.

    • Beyhive November 6, 2013

      it’s 2013 means you should say whatever the f*** you want to say moment. it’s a f****** free world dammit!

      • peppie November 6, 2013

        So I guess if Chris Brown decided to use it they would call the national guards LGBT,CNN,TMZ, ABC, etc. and make a REALLY big deal just because (one) he is a black male ( two) they hate him for that 2009 incident. The same incident this dude Em have been doing this when Chris was very young. So free world dammit is just for whites.

        I was watching Black Girls Rock and they don’t acknowledge Rihanna as a black Girl who Rock. She is about showing almost every part of her body and smoking weed & drinking taking a picture of it. So this dude right here Emi is right up her allay.

    • JOHNVIDAL November 6, 2013

      One of the very few times I can agree with you.

  7. BITCHPLEASEEEEE November 6, 2013


  8. *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* November 6, 2013

    I’m Not A Fan.

  9. Thando November 6, 2013

    tongue and cheek my ass. I so sick of these rappers spewing their hatred and masking it as “art”. Thank goodness rap is an American phenomenon, I have never liked it, never will and am not seduced by it. Oh and by the way…f*** eminem gay people live miserable lives as is we certainly don’t need rappers mocking us for gain.

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 6, 2013

      He has been using these slurs for a long time,that much we know. How many times does he have to say that he has nothing against homosexuals or against anyone? What he puts in his art doesn’t depict who he really is. Stop being so sensitive.

      • Thando November 7, 2013

        Only a highly stupid or naive person would deny that this is blatant hatred and vitriol from an obviously hateful person always getting a pass for it as a front of “art”.

  10. MATT November 6, 2013

    Who cares about Gay people anyways?

    • JOHNVIDAL November 6, 2013

      Who cares about you?

  11. BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 6, 2013

    The same world that criticizes him for being ‘insensitive’ is the same that denies people freedom of expression,cyber bullies everyone to death and wishes death upon someone or says hurtful things about people that sometimes crosses the line. What he drops on his verses is NOWHERE near as worse as people can be. People need to stop being so hypocritical. Quit judging em for what he raps or the person he was. It’s calling the kettle black.

  12. JOHNVIDAL November 6, 2013

    That can´t be his face, can it? How much plastic surgery has he used?
    I mean, it would be so easy to attack him and make songs degrading him, but unlike him, nobody is as low life to do that. On the other hand he should have been banned by the media but for some strange reason he gets a pass. Remember he became known outside the USA more than a decade ago for his videos making fun of Michael, Britney and many more and nothing else, since rap is not big worldwide. What kind of man or artist is that?
    Look I´m sure he is a great rapper (I don´t even care since I don´t use this genre) but he has to be one of the very few persons that I can´t give a pass. He is just hateful and bad. None of the girls we ususally talk about in TGJ are this way, and if they were they wouldn´t get a pass. That´s why I always repeat I have no problem with them as persons and I never talk about their personal stuff (unlike many of you desperate haters). But with Eminem I just can´t. His stan base is the worst by a mile too. The things many of them say about women alone is repulsive.

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 6, 2013

      The things we say about women alone? Stop holding on to a past that will never ever see the light of day again! As the BIGGEST eminem Stan,I can admit that some of the things his fans say are a bit too disrespectful. Em raps about hitting women and DV. So? It’s his lane. What do you expect him to do? He isn’t like that in real life,something you haters can’t seem to understand. He beat up Kim in the past,yes. I do not stand for DV,but she DID cheat on him. With a temper like eminem’s,what did you expect him to do-go all drake? Besides,he’s moved on and put the past behind him. Why can’t you? Making fun of legends and all-he’s apologized for that. LET IT GO. It’s refreshing to see a rapper who doesn’t have to rap about strippers and giving scholarships to the one who twerks best. Now that is downgrading women. Most rappers take us for nothing less than h***. Thats completely disrespectful and annoying,considering that whole theme is tired.

      P.S: Stop with the Botox shade. It’s washed up. We all know he looks s*** for his age.

  13. musiclover November 6, 2013

    but em always said when he use the word f***** its not towards homosexuals he doesnt use it as a gay slur he clearly said back in his rap battling days the word meant b****, punk or an asshole. idk why he keeps addressing this issue or keep saying he has no problem with the LGBT community. he need to realize that some will never get it.

    oh and headlights on this album i was surpised..wasnt expecting him to apologize to his mom like that great job

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 6, 2013

      THANK THA F*** YOU!!!! I can’t with these simpletons.

    • peppie November 6, 2013

      You mean to tell me it took all these years for this white dude to apologize to his mother. Man this dude was cruel and mean to his mom as he did Karen his wife. The difference is that this dude beat the living daylights out his wife and got a pass for it many times.

      Let me tell you all something, I grew up with this lame’s music until he started beating his wife & verbal abusing his mom. Also one would say he’s ten times better that Jay-Z lol. They his fans are saying Jay is washed up. Do you people know race of people started rap?

  14. jake.ubb November 6, 2013

    I am a fan of Em, but I am sure he is smart enough to come up with something different – he is recording these songs, not freestyling/battling. Being gay is a civil rights issue nowadays, and people are realizing that it’s not okay to use derogatory gay slurs – just like back in the day when white people used the “N” word and stopped after seeing how black people’s civil rights were infringed upon. If this was someone else you know they wouldn’t get a pass.

  15. John November 6, 2013

    I’m gay and i have no problem with the word ‘f’ word as long as its not said directly to somebody or intentionally meant to hurt somebodies feelings. A WORD IS A WORD. I also feel the same way about white people saying the ‘n’ word. Rappers shouldn’t use the word if they don’t want white people to say it, seeing as millions of the records are bought by white people, what are they supposed to do when they’re rapping along, blank it out? please, people should have the right to say whatever they want if it’s in the right context.

  16. peppie November 6, 2013

    Anywho each and every time Chris say something the media and you fuc*ers take it out of content. You the haters and media are always saying that Chris say homophobic slurs against gays. But this dude gets a pass because he’s white and you all know it. He is what you call a real woman beater whom beat his poor wife until she was in the hospital for days. So why should that matter because he’s white.

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