Eminem Disses Adam Lambert, Clay Aiken in New Song
Last week, several new Eminem tracks hit the net, one of which is causing some familiar controversy.
The song, 'Elevator' calls out three singers; former 'NSYNC member Lance Bass, and American Idol's Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert. All three achieved their success through less traditional means, whether via televised talent contest or 90's boy band trend, but perhaps more significantly, all three are openly gay.
In the song, Em rhymes, "Sorry, Lance, Mr. Lambert and Aiken ain't gonna make it/ They get so mad, when I call them both fake/ It's all these f---ing voices in my head, I can't take it/ Someone shut that f---ing baby up, before I shake it."
Several websites, however, claim that Eminem is back at his old homophobic tricks. "Eminem cleverly avoids using the word 'f------" in his new song 'Elevator' when referring to Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken, replacing it with the words 'fake it's," contends Towleroad.com, a site which refers to itself as "More than gay news for more gay men." The blog believes, "Of course, phonetically, it sounds just like 'f---ing."
Adam Lambert responded via his Twitter account, saying, "Wow, Eminem mentioned me in a song?! I must be doing something right!? Even if he used the 'F word,' whatever," which he followed with, "Oh, he says 'fake it.' My bad."
Thus far, Eminem's reps have declined to comment on the song's lyrics, and have yet to offer an official lyric transcription.