Eminem says his Tyler, the Creator diss went “too far”

“In my quest to hurt him, I realized that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it.”

September 13, 2018

On "Fall," a track off Eminem's newest album Kamikaze, the Detroit rapper takes aim at a number of artists. Most controversially, he calls Tyler, the Creator a homophobic slur. Now, in the third part of his interview with Sway, Shady addresses the lyric with a bit of remorse.

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"I was angry when I said the shit about Tyler," he tells Sway. "The word that I called him on...that song was one of the things where I felt like, 'this might be too far.' Because in my quest to hurt him, I realized that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it."

Earlier in the interview, he explains that the disses came in response to Earl Sweatshirt saying that his fans drank too much Mountain Dew, and Tyler tweeting that Em's Beyoncé collaboration "Walk On Water" was "horrible." "I was like alright. I need to say something now. Because this is fucking stupid..." he says. "I'm not gonna be America's punching bag." Watch the entire third part of the interview above.

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