October 19, 2013


Boy George Slams Eminem for Use of Homophobic Slur

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Looks like certain media outlets aren't the only ones displeased with the lyrical direction of Eminem's new track, "Rap God." Boy George recently took Slim Shady to task for his use of the word f-g.

The Detroit rapper released the track as his latest single this past Tuesday. The six-minute long song features lyrics such as "I'll still be able to break a motherf-ckin' table over the back of a couple of f-ggots and crack it in half" and "You f-gs are all the same."

Another verse that's unlikely to win him fans in the LGBTQ community:

"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."

Boy George is one member of said community that wasn't thrilled. He recently took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with the following zinger:

".@Eminem F-g? Is this really recovery talk or are you running your own program these days?"

He followed his admonishment of Em with a tsk for the media at large:

"Isn't it sad how the media just accepts abuse of gay people? #f-cked

Slim Shady's forthcoming eighth studio album (due out November 5th) The Marshall Mathers LP 2, is a sort of sequel to his 2000 smash hit album of the same name. 

Looks like the (just turned) 41-year-old rapper is also revisiting his penchant for extremely controversial lyrics—which the first Marshall Mather's LP was chock full of.

No word on whether or not controversy over the new LP will eventually culminate in a duet with Elton John.