Tyler, The Creator has no beef with Eminem, even though is fans and media sources do.
Last year, Eminem dropped the album Kamikaze and included a homophobic slur in the track “Fall.” This was a reaction to Tyler, The Creator dissing one of Eminem’s albums from earlier on.
The lyrics go:
“Tyler create nothin’, I see why you called yourself a faggot, bitch/It’s not just ’cause you lack attention/It’s ’cause you worship D12’s balls, you’re sack-rilegious.”
Eminem received criticsm for the use of the slur “f*****” from multiple sources. Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons called Eminem’s use of the word “hateful” on Twitter.
“It’s never ok to say a word that is filled with hate,” he wrote. “I don’t care what year you were born in or what meaning it has to you. if it contributes to hate and bigotry then it is hateful. period. there is never an ok time to say the word f—-t I don’t care who you are.”
Singer Troye Sivan told Variety that he also disapproved of the language.
“I don’t think there’s ever really a reason,” he said. “I just feel like some words are not meant for everyone, or for anyone. It’s not that hard to respect that, so I just hope that people do.”
Many critiques from publications like Esquire and The BBC also questioned Eminem’s use of the word.
“Eminem needs to be held accountable for using homophobic slurs (again),” before adding, “the idea that listeners are too ‘soft’ for critiquing the ways in which rappers weaponize the identities of others against them ignores how hip-hop is a reflection and arbiter of culture.”
Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon even decided to distance himself from his collaboration with Eminem over the use of the homophobic slur.
This all led to Eminem later sharing regret for what he said about Tyler. But now, a year later, Tyler, The Creator says that he never personally cared.
“Don’t Get Offended For Me”
Recently, Tyler sat down with The Guardian and shares that he wasn’t offended by the lines because he “knew what the intent was.”
“Did you ever hear me publicly say anything about that? Because I knew what the intent was,” Tyler said.
“He felt pressured because people got offended for me,” Tyler added. “Don’t get offended for me. We were playing Grand Theft Auto when we heard that. We rewound it and were like: ‘Oh.’ And then kept playing.”