AceShowbiz - Bon Iver star Justin Vernon has distanced himself from a controversial new Eminem track he features on.
Vernon's distinctive voice can be heard on the chorus of the track Fall, which has divided the rapper's fans over his use of a gay slur in the lyrics, and the folk rocker has taken to Twitter to insist he wants nothing to do with the song.
The singer claims he didn't actually hit the studio with Eminem, but recorded a session with Mike Will Made-It, who produced the track.
"Was not in the studio for the Eminem track," he wrote on Friday, August 31, hours after Eminem shocked fans by releasing his new album Kamikaze without fanfare. "Not a fan of the message, it's tired. Asked them to change the track, wouldn't do it."
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. Thanks for listening to BRM https://t.co/E0wmt732ty— blobtower (@blobtower) August 31, 2018
"Eminem is one of the best rappers of all time, there is no doubt. I have and will respect that. It is certainly not the time for slurs. Wish they would have listened when we asked them to change it".
The gay slur comes during the 10th track on Eminem's surprise album, as the MC takes aim at fellow rapper Tyler, the Creator, spitting, "Tyler create nothin', I see why you called yourself a f**got, b**ch".
Tyler, who came out as bisexual last year (17), sparked the feud after criticising Eminem's 2014 compilation album ShadyXV, tweeting, "I love you Marshall, you are my favorite rapper but dude ShadyXV is f**king A** hahaha why wont someone who loves him tell him NO (sic)".