Eminem’s new single ‘Rap God’ condemned for its homophobic lyrics
Eminem’s new single ‘Rap God’ condemned for its homophobic lyrics
16th October 2013, 2:45 PM; Megan Brady
Eminem’s latest single has been criticised for containing several lines of aggressive, homophobic lyrics.
‘Rap God’, which was released earlier this week, has received generally favourable reviews from critics and fans. However, some have called the track’s lyrics offensive, with US website The Week slating them as “deeply homophobic”.
Some of the most offensive lines include: “I’ll still be able to break a motherfuckin’ table / Over the back of a couple of faggots and crack it in half” and “You fags think it’s all a game / ’til I walk a flock of flames / Off of planking, tell me what in the fuck are you thinking? / Little gay looking boy / So gay I can barely say it with a straight face looking boy”.
This is not the first time that Eminem has been accused of homophobia. In 2010, the rapper defended his use of the word “faggot” to US journalist Anderson Cooper, saying that where he was brought up it was used as a general insult rather than a homophobic slur.
In an interview with the New York Times in the same year, he was asked how he felt about the possibility of same-sex marriage approval in his home state and replied: “I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want”.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||10/18/2013|
Oh it's OK, he's white, so surely there will be no boycott by GLAAD or anyone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/16/2013|
GLAAD will probably give him an award.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/16/2013|
I like it! We should duet together.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/16/2013|
The poor thing is misunderstood.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/16/2013|
Elton will be right over as soon as Rush Limbaugh's money runs out.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/16/2013|
Eminem is an insecure fucktard, just ask him how many plastic surgeries he has done to his face?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/16/2013|
good I'm glad someone made a thread about this disgusting, hateful piece of shit's new offensive song. There needs to be outrage. Anyone remember when he gave that 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper and whined that the media labels him homophobic but not other rappers because he's white? He tried using "reverse racism discrimination". I hate this cunt with a passion but sadly he'll always have a lot of fans.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/16/2013|
This is just attention whoring on his part. I'm sure most of his "posse" including his hairdresser are gay men. He's trying to get street cred at 45 and it won't work.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/16/2013|
Have I been teleported back to 1999 when Eminem was still considered a credible social commentator and a relevant pop star?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/16/2013|
Unfortunately he is still popular and relevant...his song has been #1 on itunes for over 24 hours now which is no small feat.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/16/2013|
But of course he's white so he gets a pass. GLADD only condemns white homophobia, just ask Alec Baldwin.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/16/2013|
So, back to the old tricks to get some attention?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/16/2013|
He'll be interviewed again and deny his homophobia while being praised as some misunderstood lyrical genuis. He's been doing this same shtick now for over 10 years. Celebrities like Madonna will come to his defense a usual. The most overrated person in the history of rap music. Amazing how far white skin privilege will get you in life.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/16/2013|
If this was Chris Brown who made these lyrics this thread would be 10 pages long by now.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/16/2013|
How does a 45 year old man bother himself with such a teenage preoccupation as rap music?
Will there be 60 year olds still rapping, for Gawd's sake?
When does this stupid shit end? And wouldn't a 45 year old man develop more mature interests, or want to get an education?
What in the world do these old men rappers do all day?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/16/2013|
What is his problem really? Latent homosexual??
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/16/2013|
I know one day at a "concert" Eminem will have his head shot off and his defective brain will spray over his fans. One well aimed bullet is all it will take. Some one will think of it. Some one with nothing to lose. Pow, and his days will have come to an end.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/16/2013|
If only he, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake could be thrown in boiling hot grease.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/16/2013|
Really, R23? I know the other three are kind of lame, but none of them is actually hateful AFAIK like Enema Boy.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/16/2013|
Really R21- what is his Goddamn problem? Really hateful stuff, poetry? bullshit.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/16/2013|
I think Eminem is hot. I'd like to have him call me "faggot" while pushing my head down on his dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/16/2013|
His bf must have dumped him and that ass gets itchy when it isn't being plugged.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/16/2013|
No doubt Madonna will rush to his defense once again.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/16/2013|
"Hi! My music is really shitty and doesn't sell anymore, and nobody bought my 'comeback' or that I don't do drugs anymore, or that I have a good relationship with my daughter! So, back to saying fag as much as I can, I guess!"
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/16/2013|
He thought he would be the next Elton John. Instead, he proved to be the next Elvis Costello.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/16/2013|
It's rap, which is so lucrative, so he can get away with it, plus homophobia is allowed, no one has a problem with homophobia.
I think it is so funny, the lefty fake liberal hipster cartoons that read Pitchfork and Brooklyn Vegan and shit like that, they all love it. They are so superficially liberal it's nauseating.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/16/2013|
R32, that would actually be a huge compliment if he were the next Elvis Costello. Who I am willing to bet you have no idea who that is outside of your joke.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/16/2013|
Yes I do know who it is and no it is not a compliment. And I have seen him in concert.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/16/2013|
Elton will suck his dick again.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/16/2013|
Isn't this shitstain over yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/16/2013|
R28 Or Miss Aunt Maurice.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/16/2013|
Still no response from GLADD?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/16/2013|
[quote]Still no response from GLADD?
They are way too busy planning a big party in which they're going to give an award to some random straight actor -- just for saying he supports same-sex marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/16/2013|
I used to like this guy, but he's encouraging so many homophobic psychos to hurt gay people.
And that is simply evil and intolerable.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/16/2013|
He loves his daughter and would do anything for her. Hopefully she will turn out to be a lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/16/2013|
It's pretty obvious that GLAAD picks and chooses who they will target.They went after Azealia Banks when she made homophobic remarks about Perez hilton but no condemnation for Eminem's recent record.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/16/2013|
We shall throw a party for him!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/16/2013|
Um, as an artist, I understand and comprehend that Marshall is employing irony. Irony, you see. Like, when something is ironic.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/16/2013|
Miss Thing protests too much.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/16/2013|
It's 5:24 PM here in NYC and there still is no response from GLAAD.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/16/2013|
GLAAD is working with Alec Baldwin to fight anti-gay violence and can't be bothered to respond at this time!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/16/2013|
I am in a near laugh riot hysterical fit at the responses. Marshall is not well, and he has latency issues from here to Pluto.(aren't ya glad I didn't say Uranus?) He and his best buds are all gay...this I know for a fact. Dre, we see you boo boo.
And as for MSNBC's new late night star Mr. Baldwin, ahem, what I said about Marshall goes DOUBLE for him. Do not let the wives and the daughters fool ya! Alec LOVES the sizemeat even more than he likes politics; and, THAT is precisely why he will not be taking up the latter as a career(even though he is smart enough to do so.)
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/16/2013|
That fool turns 41 tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/16/2013|
R52, don't forget his closet case tranny loving buddy 50 cent. Eminem, Dr Dre, 50 and The Game. All self loathing closet cases who hide behind macho persona's.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/16/2013|
Oh believe me, 50 is the reigning QUEEN of the clique.
Mayweather is their flower girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/16/2013|
I would definitely watch the now very muscular bodybuilder Dr. Dre fuck the shit out of Emmy's flat ass though. That would be amusing. Y'all know it's happened. How else did Emmy get his record deal?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/16/2013|
I am not self-loathing and I like Eminem. Why is it that anything the self-appointed guardians of gay culture deem "inappropriate" automatically means I am self-loathing? I've been out since I was 13, almost twenty years, and I don't have a self-hating bone in my body.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/16/2013|
R_54 If ya think about it, the group consisting of 50, Dre, Jayceon(Game), and Em are the gayest crew since Scissor Sisters and Bronski Beat. I know, I know, they aren't a "group" and they certainly aren't "out" but ya get my point.
And the fact that there is an intra-hiphop beef with yet another "sister" Kanyetta, just adds to the cuntiness of the whole thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/16/2013|
What else is new? There have been rumors for years that Dr. Dre is gay. Eazy -E was in the closet and died of AIDS. This is what keeps Latifah in the closet. And why you don't hear a damn thing about Frank Ocean anymore. Buster Rhymes is also in the closet. But he would cut a twink if he came forward with any real proof. Diddy is rumored to be Bi. Most of Hip Hop is repetetive crap. It has devolved not evolved. At least Kanye tries to do something different. It isn't always successful but it isn't boring. And he doesn't make anti-gay statements.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||10/16/2013|
Haters gonna hate. Eminem just tellin' stories and makin' rhymes. Rap & Hip Hop have been successful longer than any other music form. Disco lasted 5 years. Real R & B 20 years, Heavy Metal about 15 years, Country been around for 100 years but has only been mainstream popular a couple of times, New Romantic/New Wave lasted about 6 or 7 years, punk lasted about 5 years. Rap & Hip Hop been huge since the 70ies. It will still be huge in the 2070ies. Haters gonna hate.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/16/2013|
Eazy-E had half a dozen kids with a bunch of different women. He was not gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/16/2013|
R60, you sound like those wiggers who want to seem "down" with the Haters gonna hate nonsense. Eminem sucks and so does the rest of rap. We have been stuck with rap music for over 30 years and I'm tired of it. Black people have lost the ability to create new genres of music. I'm just hoping something new will come along that will replace that garbage called hip hop.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/16/2013|
R62, how else did Easy E contract AIDS if he wasn't gay or bi? I don't think he was a heroine addict and he certainly didn't get it from a woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/16/2013|
r57, if you have been out since age 13, I am guessing you are a flamer or a gay female
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/16/2013|
r63, Rap has destroyed black culture. Blacks are regressing because of it
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/16/2013|
I'm neither, R66. Is that supposed to be an insult?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/16/2013|
Nearly all members of NWA were thought to be "down low thugs" to use the parlance of that time. It sorta went along with the whole prison culture theme which pervaded nearly half their videos, dress and performances.
I do not claim to have first hand knowledge of this, but most of my insider pals who are in that world say that Eazy partaking in a little ass lovin' would not be a huge surprise to them.
And could we please all grow up and recognize that fathering a litter of chirren doth not make one straight?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/16/2013|
Just checked trolldar and see that R66 / R67 has the IQ of a cantaloupe. Wish I hadn't bothered responding to his inane comment, period.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/16/2013|
Out of curiosity I just listened to the song, I don't think it's going to be an over the top hit.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/16/2013|
R68, oh so you are a masculine fag who was out in middle school? BS!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/16/2013|
Guys, grow the fuck up. This rap/hippity-hop shit just rots your brain. I prefer pop because it's real and makes me feel good. Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears have momre talent in their clits than Eminem has in his ugly pasty body.
Miley and Britney will be around for the long run. Eminem may last another year or two. They have looks, brains and the talent to keep it real for a long time. They will be like Madonna was... a 25+ year career. Madonna has faded now and Britney and Miley are the new saviors of pop music. They are innovative, fresh, unique and will carry pop music for the next 25 years. I get chills when I realize that I am a part of this rich musical history.
Time will prove that Eminem is a homophobic piece of poop. He should die in a grease fire.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/16/2013|
This shit again? I really hope one of the guys he's slept with has the balls to come out now with proof. It would prove what a hypocrite he is, and effectively kill his career.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/16/2013|
I love how people can't get away with shit like this today. Back in the 2000s when he was popular, he and others got away with trashing gays like no tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/16/2013|
r73 is a parody post. Love it! Well done.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/16/2013|
R66 R67 R72 is a racist old hillbilly who prides himself on being the straightest acting fag in the trailer park.
Guess what, Gramps? No one cares how much you hate "rap music". Or that you think "Blacks are regressing because of it". Don't comment on topics you don't understand, junior high school dropout.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/16/2013|
And still no response from GLAAD.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/17/2013|
He is gross trash. Does anyone remember when he called Timberlake a "boyband diva faggot" in the press? I googled and can't find record of that quote. Am I remembering wrong? I don't think so and that was fucked up.
Anyway fuck Eminem, he's just pissed off because his own homophobia read him a fool and a laughingstock when Sasha Baron Cohen stuck Bruno's ass in his face on MTV.
(Yes, I know they said it was a planned stunt, that was just ex post face-saving BS for shitstain Eminem.)
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/17/2013|
r69, I've never heard any stories about Ice Cube & other guys, have you? That would be cool, he is or was damn hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||10/17/2013|
Still no comment from GLAAD I see?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/17/2013|
he deserve credit for being honest about his views, you gays dont want people to lie, a lot of people thinks being gay is a sin, that will never ghange, so gays must get used to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/17/2013|
Eminem is his generations Liberace.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/17/2013|
[R83] The use of those words perpetuates the hatred intended in their use. Tell us about you so we can find pejoratives your way. You need to stop demonizing others.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/17/2013|
I am not saying he is right R85, i am pointing out that some peoples views will never change no matter how many homophobic songs are out there, some people accept gays others do not, so gays should get use to it and live their lives
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/17/2013|
He's such an asshole and so 1990s.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/17/2013|
People like r83 are such morons.
Hey, r83, some people think you're a moron, other people might not, so get used to it and fuck off.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/17/2013|
Eminem + Hitler = reptilian brains.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/17/2013|
I think you guys are being way too harsh. He's playing a character. And really, he isn't suddenly going to make someone start using the word "faggot" who doesn't use it already.
Also, I find him very hot. The rumor was that Elton John got a piece of him back when they did the Grammys together. Lucky bastard.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/17/2013|
As I suspected, white Eminem is getting a pass. I never want to hear anything about homophobia in hip hop ever again on this site. Apparently that's only a problem when black people do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||10/18/2013|
When white people do hip hop and R&B, they become so uber cool and untouchable to other white people.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/18/2013|
No, they are reviled by most whites as tards, R93.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/18/2013|
I wonder what Janet Jackson thinks about this. She needs to weigh in. (no pun intended)
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/18/2013|
It's so funny the fake liberal hipster arr so offended by Lorde's Royals because she condemns excessive bling culture in music, but the same hipsters have no issue with the overwhelming and graphic homophobia in hip-hop.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||10/18/2013|
Maybe Janet will weigh in 5 yrs later, like she did taking 5 yrs to acknowledge Beanie Man's homophobia and apologize for recording a duet with him. Janet ain't to quick on the uptake, unless it involves enormous amounts of food.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||10/18/2013|
Janet Jackson has been an advocate for gays since her career began. She helped Tu Pac deal with his emotions during his first homosexual experience while on the set of Poetic Justice. She explained to him the various sexual roles and offered him relationship advise when he sought one of her tour dancers for a power bottom. Janet has also received numerous humanitarian awards for her stellar songs celebrating the gay agenda. Please do not disparage Janet. Her thoughts on this matter are important for the community as a whole. She can help us heal during this time of discord.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||10/18/2013|
What dafuq is you talkin' bout?? Pac had a homosexual experience during Poetic Justice? GTFOH
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/18/2013|
Check out the comments on EW'S site! YIKES
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/18/2013|
Tu Pac bottomed for Suge Knight back in the day. Everyone who's anybody in the hip hop community knows that. Tu Pac had his cock sucked by niggaas on Death Row records whenhe was in the studio rapping about bitches and hoes. Hip hop is riddled with laughable contradictons.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||10/18/2013|