"I was like, 'Alright, I need to say something now because this is f****** stupid, '" Eminem recalled.
Eminem explained that he kept coming back to that word when putting the album together because he didn't "feel right" about it, so his team "spun the word back" to obscure it, but he now realizes everyone could still understand what he's saying.
We've been witness to the growing feud between rappers Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly for a couple of weeks now, and today, Em has shared a searing response to MGK's track, "Rap Devil". I don't give a f- about your career.
"I know [with] a lot of this shit, I can come across being very petty, but at a certain point in time, someone has their breaking point", Em told Sway.
Eminem has faced multiple accusations of homophobia and misogyny over the course of his career, which now spans more than 20 years. "Had enough of this tatted up mumble rapper / How the fuck can him and I battle?" You're not even in the fucking conversation.
"But with the Tyler, The Creator thing, man, I... I..."
"And every time I do that, it makes that person - as "irrelevant" as people say I am in hip-hop - I make them bigger by getting into this thing, where I'm like 'I want to destroy him".
Although the Home Office (at that point led by current Prime Minister Theresa May) didn't comment on the specific case, they told the newspaper in a statement: "Coming to the United Kingdom is a privilege, and we expect those who come here to respect our shared values".