Bon Iver singer, Justin Vernon, published a series of tweets on August 31stin which he announced that he will try to “kill” a new Eminem song with an anti-gay slur.
On Friday August 31st, Eminem released his tenth studio album, Kamikaze, in which he uses the word “fa**ot” on the track “Fall.” The song has been called out for the use of the word from Eminem who is a heterosexual and cisgendered man.
Vernon’s vocals appear on this track and he has chosen to distance himself from it for its use of the homophobic slur. In the song, Eminem raps:
“Tyler create nothin’, I see why you called yourself a fa**ot, bitch.”
Referring to Tyler the Creator who last year discussed having a boyfriend in high school.
On the topic, Vernon tweeted:
He followed the tweet with the following:
Some people criticized Vernon for featuring on the track in the first place, claiming that Vernon knew of Eminem’s past before signing onto the song. Some users simply replied to Vernon’s tweet as follows:
Vernon ended his tweet series with this last statement:
What he means by “kill this track” is not clear, but his intent shows that he regrets having done the song in the first place.
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