Eminem exploded the internet last week with his responsive “Killshot” diss track aimed at (who some consider to be his rap neophyte) Machine Gun Kelly after the 28-year-old’s war initation a week prior.
A few more of Em’s adversaries ended up as collateral damage amid the rap ruin, including Iggy Azalea, Diddy, and an ancient hip-hop rival of his, Ja Rule. “Kelly, they'll be putting your name
Next to Ja, next to Benzino—die, motherf**ker!” Em spits. “Like the last motherfucker sayin' Hailie in vain.”
Let Ja tell it, however, and the shade was actually a shout-out to his hip-hop legacy, which he took to Instagram to announce in his own self-recognition. “The more Em Mentions my name the more I realize how f**king LEGENDARY I am...,” Ja wrote in the caption of a rap superstar flick. “I was killing the game so hard that all the biggest rappers in the industry (at the time) joined forces to dethrone the God... lmao... in the history of hip hop name another time that has happened let alone accepted.”
He continued explaining that he handled the ambushes accordingly, both on the rap stage and in the streets. Despite what anyone has to say about the Murder Inc. frontman, he added, his music is timeless. Dubbing himself an icon, he then made what might be considered the boldest statement he’s made yet: “#Lebronjamesofthisrapsh**, #itshardtobeatgoldenstate.”
But, it’s even harder to beat the internet after they caught ahold of his brazen comparison to King James.
See Ja’s self-acknowledgement and what fans had to say about it all below.
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