Eminem Opens Up About Feud With Machine Gun Kelly
Eminem has opened up about the war of words between he and Machine Gun Kelly.
It all started in 2012 when MGK tweeted about seeing a photo of Eminem’s teenaged daughter. “I have to say, she is hot as f**K, in the most respectful way possible cuz Em is king,” he shared.
Six years later, Eminem responded on his Kamikaze track “Not Alike” with the rap: “I'm talkin' to you, but you already know who the f**k you are, Kelly / I don't use sublims and sure as f**k don't sneak-diss / But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie.”
This prompted MGK to release the diss track “Rap Devil.” He also tweeted: “Im standing up for not just myself, but my generation. Im doing the same s**t you did back in ur day. life is still real on my side, and i had to take time from the grind to defend myself from someone i called an idol.”
This week, in an interview, Eminem explained he didn’t decide to diss MGK because of the comment about his daughter.
“The reason I dissed him is actually a lot more petty than that,” he said.
“The reason that I dissed him is because he got on—first he said, ‘I'm the greatest rapper alive since my favourite rapper banned me from [radio channel] Shade 45,’ or whatever he said, right?
“Like I'm trying to hinder his career. I don't give a f**k about your career. You think I actually f**kin’ think about you? You know how many f**kin’ rappers that are better than you? You're not even in the f**kin’ conversation.”
Eminem, 45, admitted he didn’t actually want to respond to 28-year-old MGK because “I make them bigger by getting into this thing.”
In fact, Eminem said, “Rap Devil” had “some good lines in it."