AceShowbiz - A never-before-heard song by Eminem has just made its way out on the internet. It's a collaboration between the Slim Shady and "I'm Not Racist" hitmaker Joyner Lucas and the two hip hop stars are wondering what would happen if they came out of the closet.
A voice that seemingly belongs to Joyner spits, "What if I told you I'm out of place? / Wait, what if I told you that I was gay?" Then another voice that sounds like Em's replies, "What if I'm a hypocrite who's just afraid to face truth? / Wait, what if I told you I'm gay too?"
The song called "What If I Was Gay" was leaked ahead of Joyner's upcoming debut album "ADHD". The collaboration was not really a big surprise since Joyner was featured in Eminem's latest album "Kamikaze". Joyner had also cited Eminem as his biggest musical influence. However, the song might spark debate due to Em's past controversial lyrics that led to homophobic accusations.
In a 2017 interview with Vulture, the Slim Shady defended himself, "The first time I got a taste of being called anti-gay was on 'My Name Is' when I said, 'My English teacher wanted to have sex in junior high / The only problem was my English teacher was a guy.' All I was saying was I don't swing that way."
"So when I started getting flack for it, I thought, 'Alright, you people think I'm homophobic,' " he added. "I was trying to push the buttons of people who were calling me something that I wasn't. The honest-to-God truth is that none of that matters to me: I have no issue with someone's sexuality, religion, race, none of that."
"ADHD" has no release date but Joyner told his Facebook followers that it's "coming in another 5 years." "You cannot please everyone," he said. "You must make the best choices suitable for your current position in life and for the future of you and your loved ones. Your Sanity is more important than anything."
Joyner Lucas received a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video this year, thanks to "I'm Not Racist" video.