Today, Eminem has sold more than million albums worldwide, and is considered one of the greatest — and most influential — rappers of all time. But his latest leaked track, which was first leaked in October — a joint track with Joyner Lucas called " What If I Was Gay " — has opened up the floodgates of rumors, yet again. Grindr is a well-known dating app for gay men, and according to an interview , Eminem claimed to use the app to find "dates" after his divorce from his wife, Kim, was finalized. Elton John is one of the most popular, and most openly gay, men in the music industry today. He's somebody who's in the business and can identify and relate to the lifestyle and how hectic things can be. He understands Eminem has apologized for his use of homophobic slurs in the past The "leaked" sped-up track which started this whole round of rumors can be heard here.
2. Eminem has been criticized for his use of homophobic slurs in his music.
What really grates, though, is that Kamikaze is only a reminder that while Tyler is still banned from the UK, Eminem will continue to rake in millions from record sales and touring in Britain without repercussions for a two decade-long career of verbally abusing minorities. He might praise artists such as Kendrick Lamar and J Cole on his new record, but neither of them feels the need to use homophobic slurs in their latest material. Hate fags? Sure, Jan. Watching the then Home Secretary Theresa May pick him out of thousands of rappers felt as random and out-of-touch as when David Cameron tried to accuse Lethal Bizzle of promoting knife violence in … by quoting lyrics by another MC. Or maybe not so random. It had coded racism written all over it.
The lines between fact and fantasy were blurred for some in a 2014 film.
Credited with popularizing hip hop in Middle America , Eminem's global success and acclaimed works are widely regarded as having broken racial barriers for the acceptance of white rappers in popular music. While much of his transgressive work during the early s made him hugely controversial, he came to be a representation of popular angst and the American underclass. He has been influential for many artists of various genres and is often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time. After the release of his next album, Encore , Eminem went on hiatus in partly due to a prescription drug addiction. Recovery was the best-selling album worldwide of , making it Eminem's second album, after The Eminem Show in , to be the best-selling album of the year worldwide. Eminem made his debut in the motion picture industry with the musical drama film 8 Mile , playing a fictionalized version of himself, and his track " Lose Yourself " from its soundtrack won the Academy Award for Best Original Song , making him the first hip hop artist to ever win the award.
Watch fullscreen. Anyone who saw The Interview on Christmas day was treated to an Eminem cameo where the rapper comes out as gay. In real life, Eminem is frequently accused of homophobia. Of course, the entire thing is scripted and presumably not real, but Marshall Mathers deadpans the scene convincingly. The controversial film, The Interview, was originally not going to be relesed, but Sony made it available not only in select theaters, but on various online streaming services. See more about.