“Eminem is not homophobic,” says Sir Elton John. The British singer continues to support the Detroit-native rapper and even admits that he will fight anyone who says negative things about the artist. Meanwhile, Hailie Scott continues to attract her father’s supporters and is also getting a following of her own.
Elton John Defends Eminem
Over the years, Eminem gained friends and enemies in his musical journey. A few criticized the rapper for his choice of words. At one point, his use of the word “faggot” created a stir online that some thought he was homophobic.
HotNewHipHop reports that Elton John refutes the “homophobic statement” tagged against his long-time friend. In the British singer’s interview with Zane Low, John said that The Real Slim Shady singer “was never homophobic.”
“How can anyone think this is, you know? He’s just writing about the way things are, not how he thinks, but the way things are,” said the 70-year-old singer. Moreover, the Rocket Man singer said that if he will fight for anyone who is “misunderstood or misrepresented by idiots out there.”
The outlet notes that despite the controversy surrounding Eminem that time, John revealed that he is a “steadfast supporter” of the rapper’s work. The source notes that John and Eminem performed Stan together at the 2001 Grammys and the source notes that it was a fantastic performance.
In a new interview, Elton John talks about Eminem & also declares him raising $400 Mi for Aids patients (which Em helped promoting it too) pic.twitter.com/nrwXMaqWd6
— DMX (@ConfidentSword) March 24, 2017
Hailie Scott Gets More Instagram Followers
In other Eminem news, Hailie Scott continues to attract netizens on her Instagram account. As of this writing, Scott already has 410,000 followers on her social media account. Fox News reports that Scott is currently a college student at the Michigan State University.
The outlet notes that Eminem’s daughter wants to take up a degree in either psychology or entrepreneurship. Browsing through her Instagram page, the 21-year-old has not posted any photos with her parents.
However, the outlet notes that Scott thanked her parents when she graduated with honors from the Chippewa Valley High School. According to the source, Scott wrote on her school’s district website that her “mother and father pushed me to be the person that she is.” Scott continued and said, they “ have given me all the support to achieve what I have.”
Hailie is the only child of Eminem and Kim Scott Mathers. Her parents first got married in 1999 but got divorced in 2001. After five years, Eminem and Kim remarried but has again filed for divorce a few months later.
Meanwhile, Eminem fans are hopeful that the rapper will drop his new album sometime this year. The rapper released his last album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 in 2013.