Eminem, Joyner Lucas address homophobia on ‘What If I Was Gay?’
Eminem's fans are shocked he's addressing homophobia in latest collaboration with Joyner
It seems like The Real Slim Shady has finally stood up. On Joyner Lucas’ latest song ‘What If I Was Gay?’ Eminem has a verse where he takes down homophobia.
Eminem, notorious for his homophobic lyrics from back in the day, features as a guest on the song rumoured to be from Joyner’s upcoming debut studio album.
This is not the first time that the two have featured on a song. Joyner and Slim Shady recorded the track ‘Lucky You’ from the critically-acclaimed album ‘Kamikaze’ released last year by the 45-year-old rapper.
In ‘What If I Was Gay?’ Joyner and Eminem discuss the bullying and discrimination that gay people experience. Joyner raps from the perspective of a gay man who just came out of the closet with strong references to his earlier hit ‘I’m Not Racist’.
“What if I told you that I was different?
What if I told you that something’s missin’?
And what if I told you we’re not alike
And the way that I’m feel inside is different than what you picture,” he raps on the track.
Eminem raps from the perspective of a homophobic man whose constant bullying caused his best friend to kill himself.
“And no, I didn’t know you would go right home and go take your own life
I ain’t mean for that shit to happen, I said I won’t cry
I let the best friend that I’ve ever known die
Alone, was gonna tell you the next day
I’m so sorry, I’m fightin’ my own demons, I won’t lie
They won’t leave me alone, eatin’ at my soul, this whole time,” he raps.
Eminem ends his verse with a twist, revealing his character is also gay.
You can listen to the song here