Justin Vernon on Eminem Collaboration: “Not a Fan of the Message”

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Justin Vernon has taken to Twitter to address the Eminem song he appears on and its use of a homophobic slur.

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.

I dunno, if it was me, I’d make sure I knew what my name and voice would appear on before I approved it, and if they wouldn’t change it, I’d tell ‘um to take me off the shitty song.

Update: Justin has announced on Twitter he’s “killing the track.” Good for him.