The track in question is his song “Fall,” which features disses meant for Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler The Creator. However, his diss on Tyler may have gone too far.
“Fall” was released a couple of weeks ago as a single from Eminem’s new album. The homophobic diss reads, “Tyler create nothin’, I see why you called yourself a (f****t), bitch.”
Eminem has since expressed remorse for using the homophobic slur in his track, but Sivan, who came out in 2013, has shared his views on Eminem’s choice of words. Talking with Variety at the Variety + Women in Film Emmy nominees party on Saturday night, Sivan shared:
“I don’t think there’s ever really a reason,” Sivan told Variety. “I just feel like some words are not meant for everyone, or for anyone. It’s not that hard to respect that, so I just hope that people do.”
He continued on by saying:
“I would like to believe that people can grow and change,” he said. “I think that repeated behavior is something that should be taken really seriously…I would love to believe that if the person showed enough genuine remorse and understanding of how they’ve hurt people and actively made strides to correct that — I would like to believe I can be fine with that person.”
Following the criticism he received for his choice of words, Eminem did an interview series with Sway where he addressed the slur.
“I was angry when I said the shit about Tyler,” Mathers says. “Every time I saw this kid, I was always so cool with him. I loved his energy. He was a funny dude. He’s super charismatic and shit. But shit, at what point do I have to say something just to defend myself?”
He went on to apologize for his choice of words, saying:
“In my quest to hurt him, I realize that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it,” Mathers says. “In the midst of everything else that was going on on this album, it was one of the things that I kept going back to going, ‘I don’t feel right with this.’”
You can watch the full third installment of the interview series below.