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Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon regrets “very rude” Eminem dig on Twitter

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2019

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Social media is bad for every aspect of your life and you shouldn’t ever use it. Not my words people, but the words of… no, wait, those are my words. But Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has said he regrets tweeting something.

Last year Vernon denounced an Eminem track he was featured on, ‘Fall’, after it sparked controversy due to a homophobic slur used in the lyrics. “Was not in the studio for the Eminem track”, he wrote at the time. “[It] came from a session with BJ Burton and Mike Will. Not a fan of the message, it’s tired. Asked them to change the track, wouldn’t do it”.

Now, speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Vernon says that he feels “really bad” about what he wrote, saying that he should have just “chilled out” and spoken to people behind the scenes instead.

“We haven’t adapted to this shit”, he says of social media. “I didn’t have a cell phone or the internet really even in high school. So we’re all adapting and it can get pretty ugly. Like I made that huge mess out of the Eminem song. I was just in a carwash, and I just tweeted. It’s like, what was I doing?”

“It was very rude and I felt really bad about it”, he goes on. “I think people have not figured out how to calculate how easy it is to say something on [Twitter] with how much you should say it”. And ain’t that the truth.

Listen to the full interview below. But whatever you do, don’t tweet about it.