Bon Iver's Justin Vernon disavows new Eminem collaboration over homphobic slur

Eminem kicked off Labor Day Weekend with a surprise album delivery, Kamikaze, and the music world tuned in droves in to see what Shady was serving – count Justin Vernon among the album’s collaborators, but not its fans. Amongst the LP’s various twists and turns was an unlikely feature from the Bon Iver singer, lending vocals on the rapper’s diss-heavy track “Fall.” It appears Vernon didn’t have a chance to hear Em’s verses before contributing to the song, as the singer publicly voiced his distaste for the rapper’s use of a homophobic slur on the record directed towards Tyler The Creator.

The “Skinny Love” singer has decided to walk back on his own feature, and while it’s still unclear which actions Vernon can take at this point to affect the song’s distribution, he said in a tweet he’s aiming to “kill this track.”

Vernon did explain his thoughts on the matter further, clarifying,

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