Elevator (Eminem song)

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"Elevator"
Single by Eminem
from the album Relapse: Refill
Released December 15, 2009 (digital)[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2008-2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:53
Label Shady, Aftermath, Interscope
Writer(s) M. Mathers, L. Resto
Producer(s) Eminem
Eminem singles chronology
"Forever"
(2009)
"Elevator"
(2009)
"Hell Breaks Loose"
(2009)

"Elevator" is a song by American rapper Eminem, featured on his 2009 album Relapse: Refill, the re-release of his album Relapse. "Elevator" was the second promotional single released on December 15, released the same day as "Hell Breaks Loose". On the issue of January 2, 2010, "Elevator" debuted at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Controversy[edit]

The lyrics of the song struck controversy, as Eminem raps this message to former *NSYNCer Lance Bass: Sorry Lance, Mr. Lambert and Aiken ain't gonna make it. They get so mad when I call them both faggots.... Adam Lambert, the American Idol season 8 runner-up said on Twitter: "Wow Eminem mentioned me in a song? I must be doin something right," and "Even if he used the f word. Whatev." The F-word Eminem used in this particular instance is, however, up for some debate. Though conventional wisdom says the rapper, whom many in the past have described as homophobic, would not hesitate to direct an anti-gay slur at three "out" male singers, some suggest the lyrics have him calling Lambert "fake-it". Apparently apprised of the "clarification", Lambert later Tweeted: "Oh he says 'fake it' – my bad. Although, in the album booklet, the lyrics clearly say "Faggots" and not "Fake-its".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Elevator" (Explicit Album Version) M. Mathers, L. Resto Eminem 4:53

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 59
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 67

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