Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Says ‘We Are Gonna Kill’ Eminem Track With Homophobic Slur

Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon, who’s featured on “Fall” off of Eminem‘s surprise new album Kamikaze, has spoken out against the apparent homophobic slur that ended up on the track. Vernon says he wasn’t in the studio for Eminem’s recording session but asked for the lyric to be changed, to no avail.

“Was not in the studio for the Eminem track… came from a session with BJ Burton and Mike Will. Not a fan of the message, it’s tired. Asked them to change the track, wouldn’t do it,” he wrote on Twitter Friday (Aug. 31).

“Fall” has Shady targeting Tyler, the Creator and rapping: “Tyler create nothin’, I see why you called yourself a f—–, bitch.”

“Eminem is one of the best rappers of all time, there is no doubt,” Vernon said in another tweet. “I have and will respect that. Tho, this is not the time to criticize Youth, it’s the time to listen. To act. It is certainly not the time for slurs. Wish they would have listened when we asked them to change it.”

In a third update, he said, “I was wrong and we are gonna kill this track.”

Em’s got attacks aplenty on Kamikaze: beyond Tyler, he takes aim at Drake, Lil Pump, Joe Budden, Machine Gun Kelly, Donald Trump, Charlamagne Tha God and more.

See Vernon’s tweets about Eminem and “Fall” below.

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