Elton John talks about Eminem in a new interview.
Elton John and Eminem have been friends since 2001 when they performed the song “Stan” at the Grammy awards. It was aimed to prove that Eminem was not a homophobe despite criticism of gay slurs used in his lyrics. He even helped the Detroit rapper in his battle to quit drugs. Elton John recently stopped by the Graham Norton Show for an exclusive interview.
“He was accused of being homophobic by so many people because of his lyrics, which I thought was nonsense,” Elton John talks on the reaction to Eminem’s album MMLP. “I Came out and supported the fact that he isn’t and I appeared on the Grammys with him, doing ‘Stan’. We’ve been friends ever since. He’s an amazing guy. I interviewed him last week for a magazine. I just adore him.”
Elton continues talks about Eminem and revealed the bizarre gift he received from the Eminem after his civil partnership to David Furnish in 2006. “From my marriage… When David and I did our civil partnership, I got this package from Eminem,” he recalled. “It shows you how homophobic he isn’t. It had two diamond-encrusted cock rings on velvet cushions.” Check out his full interview below.