Elevator

Album: Relapse Refill (2009)
Charted: 67

Songfacts®:

  • This satirical look at Eminem's life is a track from Relapse Refill, a re-released version of Slim Shady's Relapse album with seven bonus tracks. Said Em: "I want to deliver more material for the fans this year like I originally planned. Hopefully these tracks on The Refill will tide the fans over until we put out Relapse 2 next year."
  • The controversial rapper raised more than a few eyebrows on one of the song's lyrics in which he lobs homophobic slurs at three artists. The trio in question, who are all openly gay, are former 'NSYNC member Lance Bass and American Idol contestants, Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert. MTV News asked Lambert whether or not he felt Eminem crossed a line with the lyric. The 2009 American Idol runner-up replied: "Well, he used a word that's not necessarily very nice, but I'm sure he's got some sort of justification for it. And I'm not going to take it personally. It's cool, Eminem. If you get mentioned in an Eminem song, you're doing something right. And I'm sure he was planning on creating some controversy, because he's a smart guy."

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