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Eminem dropped a surprise album on Friday called Kamizake.
What is no surprise, however, is that the rapper has used an antigay slur. In the track "Fall," Eminem directed the f word at another rapper, Tyler, The Creator, reports Billboard.
"Tyler create nothin', I see why you called yourself a f*ggot, bitch," Eminem rapped.
Tyler, the Creator has shared harsh reviews of Eminem's music in the past, reports XXL. In 2014, the rapper tweeted that Eminem's album ShadyXV was "fucking ASS," adding, "why wont someone who loves him tell him NO."
The f word in "Fall" was bleeped. Regardless, many took to social media to slam Eminem for the offensive term.
\u201cGood morning to everyone except Eminem who continues to say f*ggot in his songs https://t.co/DvUUYSpTi5\u201d— liam (@liam) 1535696737
\u201cEminem calls Tyler the Creator a \u2018faggot\u2019 on new album and here\u2019s why he\u2019s about to defend this usage AGAIN even after being dragged in 2013\u201d— Zach Stafford (@Zach Stafford) 1535694484
\u201cI'm really really wound up by the fact none of this Eminem coverage mentions the fact he's STILL using homophobic slurs in his music [censored, reversed whatever it's about INTENTION], with some headlines even MENTIONING TYLER but not the actual slur?\u201d— Daniel (@Daniel) 1535710086
Eminem made headlines in 2013 for using the f word and other antigay language in his song "Rap God." After being criticized, he told Rolling Stone he doesn't think the language is antigay but rather a generic insult, "like calling someone a bitch or a punk or asshole."
Tyler, the Creator has faced criticism for using the f word in his own music. However, the rapper's lyrics have also fueled speculation around his sexuality. In his 2017 album Flower Boy, Tyler, the Creator rapped, "I been kissing white boys since 2004."
He later said on the Koopz Tunes radio show, "I had a boyfriend when I was fifteen in fucking Hawthorne. ... If that's not open-minded, I don't know what is."