It’s been a few months since we last spoke about Eminem‘s diss track against Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly, but it’s time to reopen this case because it was just revealed that the beats for this track were originally meant for another rapper.
In a new video, IllaDaProducer explained to Genius that the beat behind Eminem’s track against Kelly was intended to go to a rapper named Giggs, but he passed it up and it eventually landed in the hands of Eminem.
Before we continue any further, let us give you a brief recap of this entire rapper feud:
It all started when Em dissed MGK on Kamikaze, then Kelly decided to come back at ’em with “Rap Devil.” As if that wasn’t enough, Eminem fired back with “Killshot,” which then led Machine Gun Kelly to announce his new EP Binge was in the works.
So a lot has happened. But let’s fast forward to today, where IllaDaProducer explained that the beats behind Eminem’s diss against Machine Gun Kelly was actually meant for someone else.
“When I originally started the beat for ‘Killshot,’ it was actually for Giggs,” the producer shared in a new episode of Deconstructed. “He always asked me for these horror movie beats. That’s what I was thinking when I made the ‘Killshot’ beat was something mean, gritty, grimy.”
He continued on by saying:
“When I realized it was gonna go to Eminem was the morning that MGK dropped ‘Rap Devil.’ I was in Miami, with my girl, on vacation celebrating Kamikaze, and I see MGK’s diss. I clicked on it, like, ‘Damn, that’s how it is, Ronny?’ Right away, I went into my folder and tried to find the hardest beats possible. I sent [Eminem] like two beats. It was like eight o’clock at night and I’m like, ‘Yo, I sent Giggs some crazy shit.’ I hit Giggs, and he told me what beat he used, he didn’t use that one [‘Killshot’]. I sent it [to Eminem] right away.”
Watch the clip below:
“Killshot” has gained some massive numbers since its release. After having the biggest rap debut in YouTube history, “Killshot” then entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 3, which marked Em’s 20th top 10 song to go into the chart.
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