In the expletive-filled “Elevator,” Eminem raps this message to former *NSYNCer Lance Bass:
Sorry Lance, Mr. Lambert and Aiken ain’t gonna make it
They get so mad when I call them both f—–s.
Lambert’s reaction? “Wow eminem mentioned me in a song? I must be doin something right,” the ‘American Idol’ runner-up said on Twitter. “Even if he used the f word. Whtev.”
The F-word Eminem used in this particular instance is, however, up for some debate.
Though conventional wisdom says the rapper, whom many in the past have described as homophobic, would not hesitate to direct an anti-gay slur at three “out” male singers, the “official” lyrics have him calling Lambert et al “fake-its.”
Apparently apprised of the “clarification,” Lambert later Tweeted: “Oh he says ‘fake it’ – my bad.”
The ‘Idol’ fan site MJ’s Big Blog features a stream of “Elevator,” and the cited lyrics come at the 1:40 mark. Give it a listen (if you dare) and tell us what you think.