Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better
known by his stage name Eminem, says he like everybody, gays
Speaking with Anderson Cooper in an
interview which aired Sunday on CBS' 60 Minutes, the rapper
rejects critics who have labeled him anti-gay.
Referring to the song Kill You,
which includes the line “Whether you're a fag or lez. Hate fags?
The answer is yes,” Cooper asks: “Do you not like gay people?”
“I don't have any problems with
nobody, you know what I mean?” Slim Shady answers. “Like, I'm
just whatever.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
Earlier in the interview, Eminem
defended his lyrics by saying that “I didn't just invent saying
In a June interview with the New
York Times, the 37-year-old hip-hopper said he believes gay
marriage should be legal.
“I think if two people love each
other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the
chance to be equally miserable, if they want,” he says.
But his latest album, Recovery,
is not free from controversy. In the song Elevator, he refers
to three openly gay entertainers – Lance Bass, Adam Lambert and
Clay Aiken – with this line: “Sorry, Lance, Mr. Lambert and Aiken
ain't gonna make it. They get so upset when I call then both fake
“Fake it's” in the song sounds more
like fagots, but Eminem has remained mum on what he meant.