Boy George Calls Out Eminem For Use Of Gay Slur In New Song

Eminem and Boy George

It's no surprise that Eminem's new music is stirring controversy. In his new song "Rap God", he's drawn criticism from Boy George over his use of the word, "fag."

On it, the rapper spits lines like: "I'll still be able to break a motherf***in' table over the back of a couple of faggots and crack it in half", and "You fags are all the same." And even later, raps: "Little gay looking boy / So gay I can barely say it with a straight face looking boy / You witnessing a massacre / Like you watching a church gathering take place looking boy / Oy vey, that boy's gay, that's all they say looking boy."

After reading about those strong lyrics, a displeased Boy George took to Twitter (@BoyGeorge) to voice his opinion directly at Em: "@Eminem Fag? Is this really recovery talk or are you running your own program these days?"

An Eminem fan chimed in, asking the 1980's singer about the comment, to which he responded: "I don't know [Eminem]. I just object to the use of the term 'Fag.' On any grounds but especially from a recovering addict!"

Boy George would also call out media outlets for what he says is an acceptance of Em's use of the word, or the general abuse of the gay community, saying: "Isn't it sad how the media just accepts abuse of gay people? #f***ed"

Throughout his career, Eminem has received backlash numerous times about his use of gay slurs within his music. In 2001, he moved to prove people wrong when he performed a duet of his hit single "Stan" with openly gay musician Elton John at the Grammy Awards. Gay advocacy group GLAAD subsequently issued a statement calling the collaboration and Eminem's music "hateful."

  • conor_ryan1

    What ever happened to freedom of speech

  • myles_

    Umm duh, he said what he chose to say.
    Doesn't mean he's not responsible for any consequences his choice of words bring him

  • shay

    Ppl say nigga all of the above but y'all wanna be mad abt him saying fag

  • Fernando Ybarra

    leave em, a lone. he is tellin it like it is. i agree wit em, FUCK all FAGS, BI SEXUALS, N LESBOS. all should die, b killed, or kill em selfs. yall make me sick.

  • Joey

    WOOOOWWWWW You are one of the most homophobic, discriminatory, hateful, intolerant people I've ever encountered. Human beings are human beings regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, and everybody has the right to life and happiness. Humanity is diverse and everybody is different and that's one of the things that makes mankind beautiful.