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.”