A,” an acronym she retrofitted to stand for “Me, Always.” The pseudonym speaks to the authenticity of her persona and music, through which she explores her life as a young Brooklyn storyteller, cultural arbiter, and impressive entertainer. A spoke to The FADER about what it’s like to hear yourself bumping out of every car, the importance of speaking your truth, and how she intends to hustle eternally and never look back. What's it like to have your shit blasting out of cars all the time, hearing your song be the song? I would’ve never thought that'd happen for a while. This is how it was meant to happen for me and if this is my time then this is my time.You know how long I been saying, “Yo, this year gon’ be my year! Now that you're here, what is a priority for you going forward?(CNN) -- Brandon "Lil B" Mc Cartney is no stranger to making bold statements.
Though her given name is a mystery, it seems impossible that she would be called anything other than “M. It be times when I come out the crib and somebody’s driving past playing it. It's like, OK, this is official, this is the lock-in. Let's keep giving ‘em this fire and let's not stop this. I don’t like to be like, Oh, my song is all over the place. We keep going, we keep moving, and whatever comes just comes along the way. I have gotten nowhere near what I wanna be, so for everything to be coming the way it is, it’s like everything happens for a reason.
In the years since the initial uproar over the use of anti-gay slurs on his first two albums, Eminem has performed with and befriended Elton John, endorsed gay marriage and repeatedly told interviewers that he doesn't actually have any problem with gay people. So that word was just thrown around so freely back then.
But he continues to sprinkle his lyrics with language that's not hard to construe as homophobic. I don't know how to say this without saying it how I've said it a million times. It goes back to that battle, back and forth in my head, of wanting to feel free to say what I want to say, and then [worrying about] what may or may not affect people.
Whereas other artists seasoned their lyrics with casual homophobia, Eminem made it his main course.
On "Criminal," a track from 2000's , he raps, "My words are like a dagger with a jagged edge/That'll stab you in the head, whether you're a fag or lez/Or the homosex, hermaph or a trans-a-vest/Pants or dress—hate fags?