Look at the times

from Eminem – Cleanin' Out My Closet Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

It used to be understood that calling someone a faggot in your rhymes was just a way of calling them soft. But in this day and age everyone is expected to be politically correct, so he can’t get away with it anymore.

The New York Times also wrote an article about his usage of homophobic slurs. Could be a stretch but it makes some sense.

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