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  1. Geoff says

    Have only heard “of” Eminem. Would never (knowingly) listen to – or buy anything remotely connected with the creature. Oh well.

  2. MIke says

    Cool people always get a free pass. Let Paula Deen just read the lyrics once and all hell would break loose. Why, they’d throw her off an interstate bridge head-first for the way she read Eminem’s lyrics.

    Maybe he wants rewarded with an MSNBC show like Alec got?

  3. chris says

    His excuses are a joke and we need to put pressure on companies not to offer his songs that have homophobic slurs in them.

    I grew up around racists relatives who would use the n-word and f*ggot/q*uer but I do not use those today.

    He’s not 6 years old. He needs to put his big boy britches on and act like a human being.

  4. RayJacksonMS says

    Well not so much a pass, as no one knew he has new music out because he’s pretty irrelevant these days.

  5. northalabama says

    “i felt like i was being attacked…i was being singled out. and i felt like, is it because of the color of my skin?”

    i don’t necessarily look to artists for deep insight about social issues, but is this creep for real? he must belong to the tea party…

  6. Derrick from Philly says

    @ “Let Paula Deen just read the lyrics once and all hell would break loose. Why, they’d throw her off an interstate bridge head-first…”

    What wonderful imagery, Mike. And on the way down she’d be screaming, “All I wanted was for you to dress up like Aunt Jemima!!”

  7. Fenrox says

    He has always gotten away with it. In fact, roughly all anti-gay lyrics are gotten away with.

    I mean, remember when this happened before? Everyone picking sides as to weather he is “in on it” or exploiting it, Korn was putting anti-gay lyrics in every song, nobody cared or noticed.

  8. starquisha says

    Dollah bills y’all…Hmmm, a white boy appropriates a black musical idiom and sees riches beyond wildest dreams. Familiar trope in American pop culture? The quizzical “why is every1 looking at me?”
    pouty, hurt puppy stance just gets him more publicity. I remember Elvis and Nixon hanging tight in the Oval Office back in the day.

  9. JV says

    Writers and Composers should be able to right what they want. See Grammy Winner-Two Against Nature: “We’d like to thank Eminem for taking the heat,” Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen said backstage, given that about 100 protestors were criticizing the rapper outside L.A.’s Staples Center as the Grammys took place. “Two Against Nature” also dealt with controversial topics — incest, statutory rape, sexual threesomes and drugs — but managed to avoid calls for censorship.

  10. Kev C says

    Eminem is a 40 year old man who acts/thinks like a 12 year old boy. Some serious down-syndrome happening with his genetics.

  11. Just_a_guy says

    Eminem is a straight supremacist. Violently so. He has this really wierd eroticism about doing violence onto gay people. It’s very nazi-ish.

    This Eminem lyric will one day be studied alongside the most violently white supremicist lyrics ever–lyrics with a wierd eroticism about doing violence onto black people.

    As for now…well, at least TR still stands up and publishes the truth. But we shouldn’t too quickly imagine that we can trust mainstream allies to have our back yet.

  12. Adrenan P says

    The liberal media hast always given a pass to Eminem. Remember this about liberals: they are opposed to malei homosexuality. They only CLAIM to be pro-gayo so as to keep us on their ide in the culture war.

    MTV and Rolling Stone are very homophobic media.

  13. LW says

    his target demo will think its just fine, radio will play it no problem then crow about playing gay artists once a year on their on line service, for no-bully day then go back to the same old same old.

  14. jjose712 says

    RayJacksonMS: Not true, he is not as relevant as he was but he still sells records, and the song is number one on itunes right now, and he has other song in top 10 and other in top 15.
    Probably it won’t last and Lorde will regain her number one soon, but he is very far from being irrelevant (unfortunately)

  15. skepticalcicada says

    Because most of us are already aware that he is a virulent bigot and regard him as a non-entity.

  16. skepticalcicada says

    @JV, spare us the mindless whining about freedom of speech. No one has suggested banning him from speaking. Freedom of speech, you f–king moron, does not included freedom from OTHER SPEECH criticizing you for spewing bigotry. Even the Klan has free speech, JV; let’s see you go endorse their message and attack anybody who criticizes them. Your post is nothing but standard right-wing anti-gay bigotry.

  17. Just_a_guy says

    Sadly, the widespread of this hate-lyric by Eminem shows us how far lgbt people have to go. This younger generation is still imbibing a lot of hate against gay people. Exhibit #1: this top-selling hate-lyric on iTunes.

    So sad. We must fight on. One positive (?) thought: this lyric assaults us so directly and unfairly and without compromise. We cannot help but internalize the violence against us, to feel the pain of disrespect spit upon us by Eminem—and to vow to fight like he&& that we will not put up with this for many more generations.

  18. Just_a_guy says

    Sadly, the widespread of this hate-lyric by Eminem shows us how far lgbt people have to go. This younger generation is still imbibing a lot of hate against gay people. Exhibit #1: this top-selling hate-lyric on iTunes.

    So sad. We must fight on. One positive (?) thought: this lyric assaults us so directly and unfairly and without compromise. We cannot help but internalize the violence against us, to feel the pain of disrespect spit upon us by Eminem—and to vow to fight like he&& that we will not put up with this for many more generations.

  19. Just_a_guy says

    Eminem, you ain’t street. You’ve got no cred. Cred is the kid who feels the axe in his back, inspired by Eminem lyrics.

  20. Just_a_guy says

    Eminem, you ain’t street. You’ve got no cred. Cred is the kid who feels the axe in his back, inspired by Eminem lyrics.

  21. Just_a_guy says

    Eminem, you ain’t street. You’ve got no cred. Cred is the kid who feels the axe in his back, inspired by Eminem lyrics.

  22. krispy says

    ok, I’m not an Eminem fan, and there is plenty here not to like but the context is really important. He’s rapping about himself, the rhymes about “little gay looking boy” are what people said about him. He’s not being homophobic in that case.
    now he could choose not to use the word faggot in the earlier verse, unfortunately it will take a cultural sea change in the hip hop community before it is understood that word is the equivalent of n****er.

  23. chadSF says

    Guess all that “intervention” from Elton didn’t do much good, did it Elton? Anyway, he’s sooo yesterday’s news!

  24. Jeff says

    Oh Christ. The stupid. It burns. Literally – fried brains. Scrambled even.
    (shaking head to get rid of that awful noise.)

  25. Tyler says

    Is there anything sadder than Adrenan P, posting the same anti-gay, anti-liberal rants under numerous usernames (aka Kev C) to make an point? The answer is no. There’s nothing sadder than that troll.

  26. Kev C says

    Tyler, I think you’re confusing me with someone else. I think you’re confused. A confused liberal who listens to Eminem like Obama does.

  27. Joe says

    Of course. Have you not grown up in America? F** and G** are used all the time. People don’t hate gays, that’s just their language. Eminem is trying to hate gays, he just speaks a certain way.

  28. Joe says

    I am sorry, I meant to say he ‘isn’t’ trying to hate gays. I don’t even think he cares at all about them.

  29. eric says

    Don’t hate on em he’s better then every rapper in the game and he the highest selling artist in rap and say what you want but he knows words you have never even heard the album is the mmlp2 the whole point is to get you guys hating but hey it worked

  30. Chip says

    Krispy nailed it. It sucks that f***** is still so commonly used by a large part of the hip hop community, but as long as radio stations bleep the word out, I’ll deal with it.

    As an aside, this song is incredible. Open your minds and give it a chance.

  31. Francis #1 says

    We know we haven’t really made it yet as a community considering it’s still essentially OK to denigrate us or use anti-gay slurs, and that anti-gay slurs have become so normalized people don’t even consider them as anti-gay but just average speech.

  32. Adrenan P says

    Pat Robertson could rap his hatred of gay people and suddenly liberals like MTV will be calling it divine.

  33. eric says

    Faggot=bundles of sticks NOT homosexuals just like he dosent meen it in a homophobic way don’t take it that way

  34. Kev C says

    The interesting thing about Eminem is that he is a mentally sick man. Delusions of grandeur, delusions of persecution, arrested emotional development, and other issues. And yet people continue to make excuses and rationalize his sickness when he’s really just one step away from committing suicide or homicide. Mark my words, the day is coming when Marshall Mathers goes full wacko.

  35. Francis #1 says

    Eric, let’s get real. We all know how f*ggot is used in today’s society. The bundle of sticks excuse is beyond lame and simply fails to stand to reason.

  36. Alan says

    Yes Eric, it did mean that at one time but it’s been commonly used as an offensive slur against gay people for years. Do keep up.

  37. eric says

    Okay that’s my point you proves you see how you took the definition faggot and compaired it to a homosexual term he’s taking the word faggot and not directing it towards anyone but using it in another way which many people use today point is words change meening in certain situations

  38. Just Sayin says

    He has a point, nobody says squat about the word being used by black rappers. If GLAAD is going to be credible, they shouldn’t be racist.

  39. Kev C says

    People have been beaten, oppressed and murdered while being called a faggot. It’s insensitive, and an insult to try to deny the meaning, to parse it, or try to hide the hateful history of the word.

  40. Kev C says

    I should also remind people that the word Faggot is a left-wing word with a history of use by communists, trade unionists, mobsters and blacks within cities like New York, Detroit, Boston and Washington DC. This is where the homosexual meaning of the word came from. From American cities.

  41. fern says

    He’s a hypocrite and a bully – always picking on the easy targets. I agree with mike – he does get a free pass because he’s considered cool. The media also goes for the easy targets and then give bullies like Enimem a free pass.

    Shame on Anderson Cooper for giving him a platform to legitimize his hatred.

  42. fern says

    Eminem has said he doesn’t use the n word out of respect for the black community. It seems obvious then that he uses the f word out of DISrespect for the gay community.

  43. Joseph says

    Its art, its free speech. And he does make a fair point, other rappers use the same vulgar language, sometimes its even worst but because Eminem is more well known he is going to stick out more. And the moron that said he gets a pass but Paula Deen didn’t. Eminem makes a living off of this, Paula Deen cooks, she doesn’t do the same he does. And for those of you who are butt hurt, saying that he must be from the tea party, blah blah blah. I don’t see how political views are in any way related to art. And yes I say art because that is what is.

  44. ReviewedStatement says

    Maybe Eminem’s lyrics are garbage and maybe he went to far, but do you realize that you guys are doing the same thing he did. Bashing someone according to what they do or say. If this world ever wants to see progress we must no longer promote hate, from both ends of the table.

  45. jonvincent says

    “..Like, I’m just whatever…” – Eminem. Boy, is he well spoken or what?

    The dude is a total tool but the reason he should be put on watch even more than other rappers is that he has such a broad appeal to hip hop fans of all races and ages (sadly). Kids and adults listen to his crappy lyrics and praise him for being such a lyrical whiz and practice what he preaches.You would think at his age, he would have enlightened himself and write about some things more intelligent and thoughtful. It is crazy that the hip hop community praises him like he is the next Bob Dylan or Neil Young and Elton eats out of his arse.

  46. Kev C says

    Eminem hides his hatred with terms of art. He thinks the cunning words and lies he spews will save him from review.

  47. Blah says

    The “gay looking boy” verse is mocking all the rappers, critics, etc that called Eminem ‘gay’ when he first came to popularity. The focal point of the entire verse is how “gay” was used as an insult against him time and time again, based solely on his appearance.

    If you took a moment to actually listen, and attempt to understand the lyrics, rather than run with your initial gut you might have actually gotten that.

  48. NE1 says

    Disappointing. I never was offended by his earlier uses of the word but this is just wrong. I don’t think there’s an artistic quality to it other than hate.

  49. John says

    I think many of you are beyond clueless. I understand that the word has a hurtful background, but I can tell you that his use of those words are not to belittle or hurt homosexuals. Why would he befriend Elton John, of all people, if he was so disgusted and reviled at the sight of gay people. You guys just criticize and spew your own versions of hate behind computer screens. Acting high and mighty in your office chairs, turning every last thing into some political argument where you all only strive to be right. Just shut up, and quit being so judgmental and cynical yourselves.

  50. matsuiny2004 says

    their not homophobic he dissing straight male douchebags. eminem doesnt care about you sexual orientation. he performed with elton john once.

  51. eric says

    They gay people don’t relize that if I say the word faggot I’m not talking about you I call my straight friends faggots when there acting lame and at the end of the day there’s 1000 diff ways to use the word faggot yal need to grow up honestly I’m kinda happy to see so many people offended last time this many people were offended he became even more popping

  52. eric says

    Plus elton john is the homosexual king and he likes em so turn up some rocketman everything will be okay

  53. eric says

    Damm you but pirates are real sensitive I agree with john tho you guys just need something to cry about but I think this is good last time there was this much conterversy em became I think yal are going to help the album live up to the name

  54. ryan says

    I’m confused seems like just yesterday tons of homosexuals crowding in the streets screaming that this is america they have the right to marry like anyone else well sadly homos its a 2 way door this is america he’ll say what he wants

  55. JAY says

    So you want to dumb down music so the gay community to feel safe or something? All I see here is crying over something that has been done for years and he gets the full brute of it. Why? Well I really don’t know but you can speculate. Grow up, don’t like it, and don’t listen to it. Before anyone bashes at me, I have a sibling who is gay and many family members who are as well. More of you who are gay are coming out of the wood works left and right, does not mean the industry will dumb down its stuff to satisfy you. Quit your crying. Can’t wait to see the ignorant uneducated responses this will get.

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  57. jamal49 says

    This is what happens to fading, increasingly irrelevant white rappers who can’t lyrically get it up anymore. They resort to attention-getting “cred-raps”, hoping the controversy will put them on everyone’s radar again.

    Sorry, Em. Your time’s up. I’d rather listen to Wiz Khalifa and Ritzz any day over you.

  58. Jamie says

    Wow, I wonder how many of these Eminem lovin’ trolls are actually the same friggin’ dude who probably spends 99.9% of his free time beating off to Em’s image. Seriously, this is just too funny. Whatever, keep defending him all you want because it simply proves how hypocritical you are. If he’s entitled to free speech, so are we. You accuse us of being “butt hurt” by Em’s lyrics, but fans like you act like you had just been violated in every orifice (which must happen often to you) whenever someone dares to criticise him.

  59. Kev C says

    Obama really should delete Eminem from his ipod. We’re not asking that Eminem be killed, just deleted from his ipod. We know Obama likes to kill people, but it’s not necessary.

    But I think it would be a good idea if Eminem fans are tracked in an NSA database, so they can be indoctrinated with homosexual propaganda at special reeducation camp. Since his fans are homophobes and morons.

  60. eric says

    Damm you guys deff gave em the best head he’s gotten in years ironic its by fags since he hates them so much and I’m not saying yal are but hurt cause of the lyrics yal are just but hurt from last night and taking it out on him its all good the rap God lives and your making him millions baby millions

  61. Briam says

    I feel like most of the people slamming this Eminem song either aren’t huge hip-hop fans, or are just ignorant to the content of nearly every song in hip-hop today. If you want to tackle Eminem’s homophobic slurs then you’ll also have to tackle every violent, drug endorsing, and racial slur throughout hip-hop music…. Have fun with that

  62. Jamie says

    “If you want to tackle Eminem’s homophobic slurs then you’ll also have to tackle every violent, drug endorsing, and racial slur throughout hip-hop music….”

    Uh, you’re quite ignorant yourself when it comes to this blog, because it has criticized TONS of rappers for using that kind of language. Shows what you know.

    “Butt hurt.. Butt hurts every where.. fucken faggots -_-”

    Oooooh, you obviously had a “rough date”. Poor thing. Use lube next time.

  63. Jamie says

    “If you want to tackle Eminem’s homophobic slurs then you’ll also have to tackle every violent, drug endorsing, and racial slur throughout hip-hop music….”

    Uh, you’re quite ignorant yourself when it comes to this blog, because it has criticized TONS of rappers for using that kind of language. Shows what you know.

    “Butt hurt.. Butt hurts every where.. fucken faggots -_-”

    Oooooh, you obviously had a “rough date”. Poor thing. Use lube next time.

  64. Jamie says

    “If you want to tackle Eminem’s homophobic slurs then you’ll also have to tackle every violent, drug endorsing, and racial slur throughout hip-hop music….”

    Uh, you’re quite ignorant yourself when it comes to this blog, because it has criticized TONS of rappers for using that kind of language. Shows what you know.

    “Butt hurt.. Butt hurts every where.. fucken faggots -_-”

    Oooooh, you obviously had a “rough date”. Poor thing. Use lube next time.

  65. Art Weiss says

    Eminen’s lyrics are the voices of his characters. In this case, a homophobic “Rap God.” He writes like Randy Newman. The reactions above remind me why I will always be a rocker first and a gay man second.

  66. bla bla says

    you people are crazy,,,, he is not a 12 year old, he is using these lyrics because they fit! you all are paying more and more attention to him, whether positive or negative. attention is attention, and he won. So all you saying no one listens to him, why is he at 1 in us and uk for itunes.. dumbasses, he is also regarded as the king of rap. Go be faggots and down some dicks…

  67. bla bla says

    also, what great is it to have death threats to listeners and fans and eminem for liking his music? doesnt really change anything, but puts you guys in the bad… thats worse than a stupid word…. faggots gonna be faggots… that word can be used a lot… im not calling you a faggot for litterraly being gay but because youre excessively ignorant and annoying, which is ironic because the user of faggot would be one…. which is why its such a good word, because you take it straight as offensive… smh faggggggooooottttttsssssss

  68. Jamie says

    @ BLA BLA

    First learn to spell. It’s literally, not litterraly.

    And you really love the word “faggot” because you’re probably scared that you are one too. Just like Em. =D

  69. Buffy says

    Just an attention seeker in my book. Totally offensive to all gay people who have every right to be offended and upset. Childish little boy who has used the word to get as much publicity as possible. Take a hike mate. Not done anything decent since he recorded with Dido :)

  70. RKV says

    This is ridiculous. Clearly, nobody here has actually read the lyrics of Rap God. In the early 2000s, Eminem came out with The Real Slim Shady, which openly questioned homophobia. If you’re not going to read the lyrics, don’t talk. Show some respect.

    And Democrats support gay rights, you fucktard.

  71. bigmike says

    Everyone takes lyrics in songs far too seriously, just don’t listen to it. You’re just contributing to giving this song more publicity.

  72. EmininTheG.O.A.T says

    lmao @ all you people crying over Eminem. Say what you want but I PROMISE he sells more albums than your favorite artist. You people are so sensitive, get a LIFE.

  73. Shady says

    Dont try to judge me dude, you dont know what the f*ck i have been through – Eminem…good Job Em…keep going Rap God…

  74. Shady says

    Dont try to judge me dude, you dont know what the f*ck i have been through – Eminem…good Job Em…keep going Rap God…