Sir Elton John has said he loves Eminem's newest diss track, and praised the rapper's apology for using a homophobic slur in a recent song.
In an upcoming interview on his Rocket Hour show, Sir Elton sat down with the best-selling rapper and said he thought highly of Eminem's latest diss track 'Killshot', aimed at Machine Gun Kelly, who the rapper has been feuding with over the last couple of months.
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"You know, you've had your little moments towards Machine Gun Kelly and you put out the diss track 'Kill Shot', which I love, by the way."
The 'Rocket Man' singer also told him he was "happy" Eminem had apologised for using the derogatory slur "f****t", reports NME.
On 'Fall' from his album Kamikaze, Eminem directed a lyric at Tyler The Creator, rapping "Tyler create nothin' / I see why you called yourself a f****t, bitch".
The diss is supposedly a response to Tyler's criticism of a previous Eminem album, but Eminem later apologised, and admitted he had taken things too far.
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"In my quest to hurt [Tyler], I realise that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it," he admitted in an interview with Sway.
"At the time I was so mad - it was one of the things that I kept going back to and going 'I don't feel right with this.'"
Sir Elton said he knew Eminem was a bigger person than that and loved the rapper's feistiness.
"You're still as feisty as you ever were which I love. I do like a little bit of feistiness," Sir Elton said. "I'm very happy that you said you don't get to use the word f****t anymore because I think you don't need to - you're bigger than that."
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Elton John and Eminem have long been friends, with their duet at the 2001 Grammy Awards commonly considered one of the award show's greatest performances.
The performance of Eminem's song 'Stan' came at a time when Eminem was facing criticism over homophobic lyrics. Sir Elton, an openly gay man, agreed to support Eminem, recognising the rapper's songs were written from the perspective of the deranged character Slim Shady.