Eminem fired off rounds to anyone within a virtual range when he dropped his surprise album, Kamikaze, on Friday (Aug. 31). Ohio-bred emcee Machine Gun Kelly was among those name-dropped in a series of jabs throughout the album. While many took their L's in silence, MGK decided that he wasn't going down without a fight.
He took to social media in an attempt to dethrone the "rap god" with a merciless, hardcore, fervent response entitled "Rap Devil." However, let's rewind to the beginning of this sparring match.
Fast forward six years to Em's "Not Alike," off Kamikaze, where he stated, "if you wanna come at me with a sub, Machine Gun/And 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... I respond rarely, but this time Shady 'bout to sound off." MGK addressed him, allegedly being black-balled and shelved thanks to Em and even had this to say, "Knees weak of old age/The real Slim Shady can't stand up."
MGK is trying to make Eminem look like the “corny, old, mad guy” & that would work in any other situation but let us not forget that MGK said he would fuck Em’s daughter before she was 18 and then years later subliminally dissed Eminem first on a Tech N9ne song. He started it.— PFV (@mattPFV) September 3, 2018
Years of rappers ducking the Eminem fade only for fuckin' MGK to slide through and piece him up. Sad on so many levels.— Moulz (@LyMoula) September 3, 2018
This MGK diss is pretty much everything we could’ve asked him to do. He says sentiments that people have felt for a while, tea/drama, and a little wordplay in there too. Can’t count it as a victory yet because Eminem’s was more a warning shot. But MGK brought smoke 🤷🏾♂️— William Ketchum III (@WEKetchum) September 3, 2018
Nah real talk MGK went for the knockout... but Em has too many belts to really be bodied, ever.— The Old Man (@oldmanebro) September 3, 2018
MGK been waiting fo this moment.
Oh my @machinegunkelly. Nobody better flex and act like MGK didn’t step up to the plate with a legit diss. L.E.G.I.T. - if you gonna shoot, aim for head. EM’s move.— Khleo Thomas (@KhleoThomas) September 3, 2018
The mgk Eminem diss track actually wasn't bad but man I can't wait to see what's about to happen😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MtHiX5LGpr— Hayden Jackson (@MrSphere32) September 3, 2018
This MGK "Rap Devil" is hard, dope response. It's gonna get interesting.— Rob Markman 💭💭💭 (@RobMarkman) September 3, 2018
When MGK's diss track is actually pretty damn good, but you're an Eminem fan. pic.twitter.com/JtAxncXgpG— ROB TRAMONTE⚡️GUNSMITH CLOTHING CO.™️ (@RobTramonte) September 3, 2018
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