Eminem Says His Homophobic Tyler, the Creator Diss on "Fall" Went "Too Far"
Published Sep 14, 2018Eminem took heat for his homophobic language on Kamikaze single "Fall," in which he called Tyler, the Creator the f-slur. Now, the rapper has finally admitted that he took it "too far."
In an interview with Sway, Em addressed the backlash to the line "Tyler create nothin', I see why you called yourself a f****t, bitch" — including collaborator Justin Vernon of Bon Iver's own condemnation of the track.
"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," Eminem 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.'"
He also elaborated on why he went after Tyler in the first place, explaining that he was upset when the rapper called his Shady XV comp "ass." His frustration grew after Tyler had even worse things to say about Em's Beyoncé collaboration "Walk on Water."
Watch the latest instalment of Sway's interview with Eminem below. He talks about Tyler at the 9:30 mark.