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Eminem Is For Gay Marriage in Michigan

The New Eminem Is Not an Old Homophobe

Eminem may have called 36-year-old Moby an old "fag" eight years ago in the lyrics of "Without Me," but at 37 Eminem is now rhyming to a new beat. He talked to the New York Times Magazine about his new album, Recovery, out next Monday, and his own recovery from drugs, misogyny, and homophobia.

Maybe it was his unlikely friendship with Elton John, who helped him kick his drug habit, or maybe he was never as homophobic as his lyrics suggested — he was portrayed as a friend to gays in 8 Mile — but when asked if he'd like to see gay marriage passed in his home state of Michigan, he had this to say.

"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. . . . It's the new tolerant me."

Does this new tolerance extend to women? NYT asked if he regretted some of his more misogynist lyrics. "Anything I’ve ever said, I certainly was feeling at the time," he said. "But I think I’ve calmed down a bit. My overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be."

Do you believe him?

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Burkina Burkina 5 years
He is lying. Have you HEARD his new record? Or gone to his recent shows where he shoots the word faggot every minute? Give me a break. I'd respect him more if he was honest about his opinion rather than lying to sell records. He gloats about rape and assult. Do not support him.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Right on Chrs, all of that. People change, but people never change 100%. If he hasn't stopped hating Kim yet, I don't think he will.What did he say about MJF?
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Right on Chrs, all of that. People change, but people never change 100%. If he hasn't stopped hating Kim yet, I don't think he will. What did he say about MJF?
Chrstne Chrstne 6 years
Rapping about some of the things Eminem raps about is purely for shock value. It's not like he is the first one, and some of the things he says aren't really that bad compared to many other rap songs. Sure, there are definitely some people he WANTS to offend with his music, but also consider the fact that he may just say some of this stuff just to say it, to drag out a song, or for whatever other reason.It really seems like he is a changed man. I never thought I would hear him say some of the recent things he has. Good for him. Now let's just hope one day he can stop rapping about how Kim is such a whore...at least for the sake of Hailie.
Chrstne Chrstne 6 years
Rapping about some of the things Eminem raps about is purely for shock value. It's not like he is the first one, and some of the things he says aren't really that bad compared to many other rap songs. Sure, there are definitely some people he WANTS to offend with his music, but also consider the fact that he may just say some of this stuff just to say it, to drag out a song, or for whatever other reason. It really seems like he is a changed man. I never thought I would hear him say some of the recent things he has. Good for him. Now let's just hope one day he can stop rapping about how Kim is such a whore...at least for the sake of Hailie.
Miss-Infamous Miss-Infamous 6 years
Im so over Eminem
Miss-Infamous Miss-Infamous 6 years
Im so over Eminem
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I do believe people can change their views. Good for him.
bryseana bryseana 6 years
What about the joke he made about Michael J Fox in one of his new songs? It was a direct hit at his disease. I just don't know why he has to make fun of everyone.
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