Karamo Brown says Eminem won’t change if people keep buying his music.
The rapper caused controversy after dropping his tenth studio album on August 31 and in the title track, he brands the 27-year-old rapper Tyler, The Creator - who has made allusions to experience same-sex attraction in the past - a "f****t bitch".
The lyric, which is censored on the recording, is: "Tyler create nothing, I see why you called yourself a f****t bitch / It's not just 'cause you lack attention / It's cause you worship D12's balls, you're sacrilegious / If you're gonna critique me, you better at least be as good or better".
After the album was released many people have called out the rapper for using the homophobic slur including Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds.
Now Queer Eye star Brown – who stopped listening to Eminem when he was in school – says the rapper won’t change his attitude because people still continue to buy his music.
He told The Domenick Nati Show: “I made a personal choice to say, if you’re going to make comments that are offensive to me or members of my community, then I’m not going to support you.
“You know, I think there’s a lot of power in dollars. I’m like, I don’t give any mind to Eminem.
“Unfortunately, he has a base of fans that will always support him. And until they start saying that this is not appropriate, it’s not going to affect Eminem’s dollars, and he’s not going to change.”