Watch Machine Gun Kelly unleash the “Rap Devil” in Eminem’s home state
During tonight's show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, fan captured footage has shown Machine Gun Kelly bringing his new persona, the Rap Devil, out to play in Eminem (you know, the rapper he's currently in a heated rap battle with,)'s home state.
Before the song begins, MGK can be heard saying: "This is not a battle between Michigan and Ohio. This is a battle between the past and the motherfucking future. Knees weak of old age! The real Slim Shady can’t stand up!”
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As I’m leaving the photo pit, I hear: “Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. This isn’t about Michigan vs Ohio. It’s about the past vs the future. Knees weak of old age! The real Slim Shady can’t stand up!” - @machinegunkelly at Van Andel Arena, 2018.9.6. ・・・ #detroit #concert #concertphoto #concertpics #concertphotography #livemusic #music #musicphoto #musicphotography #livemusicphotography #rockphotography #rockphotographer #gigphotography #bandphotography #musicphotographer #gigphotographer #detroitmusic #photooftheday #canon_photos #vanandelarena #machinegunkelly #eminem #slimshady
This improptu performance from MGK follows news of Eminem being back in the studio to record a response.
Last week, Eminem surprise released his new full-length effort, Kamikaze, and it was chock full of diss after diss including “Not Alike,“ which takes aim at Machine Gun Kelly. As if one diss track dedicated to you wasn't enough, G-Eazy dropped a diss track of his own, “Bad Boy,” where he responded to MGK’s freestyle on Hot 97.
While both rappers took aim at MGK, it appears that the Cleveland rapper only delivered a diss track to Eminem, who he so-lovingly sent a diss track to in the form of “Rap Devil.”
The track’s name “Rap Devil” seems to be a nod to Em’s 2013 song “Rap God,” and he even changed his Twitter bio to “fuck rap god I’m the rap devil.”
Additionally, MGK wrote in a statement about the new song that he’s not only standing up for himself but his generation as well. Check out the post in full below:
While this seems to be an ongoing battle between the two rappers, it appears that Eminem and MGK’s feud started with MGK’s comment on Eminem’s daughter in 2012 and escalated after MGK came after Eminem in Tech N9ne’s “No Reason” earlier this year.
The verse in question:
“I pop cherries and popstars, you popsicles is not hard
Popped in on the top charts out the cop car
To remind y’all you just rap and not God
And I don’t care who got bars.”
Check out the timeline of diss tracks below.
We'll be anticipating Eminem's next move. What do you think of this current battle? Sound off in the comments below.