Eminem regrets using homophobic slur in new song

Eminem has spoken out about using a homophobic phrase in his new album Kamikaze.

The rapper used the slur in an attempt to insult Tyler, The Creator and, having come under fire for his word choice, he now claims that he may have gone "too far".

In his song 'The Fall', Eminem raps: "Tyler create nothin', I see why you called yourself a f****t, bitch."

The beef between the two rappers began last year when Tyler mocked Slim Shady's track 'Walk on Water', tweeting: "Dear god this song is horrible, sheesh how the f**k."

Speaking to fellow rapper Sway about the controversial lyric, Eminem said: "I think the word that I called him on that song was one of the things where I felt like, 'This might be too far'.

"Because in my quest to hurt him, I realize that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it.

"It was one of the things that I kept going back to and going, 'I don't feel right with this'."

He explained that after Tyler insulted 'Walk on Water' he felt he had to say something. He didn't want to allow everyone to think it was safe to say whatever they want about him.

He said he was angry when he used the slur against Tyler, but felt uncomfortable with it when hearing it back in the track.