It’s been quite a week in the world of rap, and it looks like things are possibly about to get a whole lot more interesting thanks to Eminem.
Eminem surprise released his Kamikaze full-length last Friday, and it was chock full of diss after diss including “Not Alike,“ which takes aim at Machine Gun Kelly.
The same day, G-Eazy dropped a diss track of his own, “Bad Boy,” where he responded to MGK’s freestyle on Hot 97.
MGK only took to social media to respond to G-Eazy (so far), but Eminem got his own diss track delivered in the form of “Rap Devil.”
According to NME, Eminem is already back in the studio. In an interview with Skoglund16 TV, Mr. Porter, who is a producer signed to Eminem’s Shady Records, offers kudos to MGK but suggests Eminem is preparing a response.
“Right now, he in there working,” Porter tells Skoglund16 TV. “We doing something else right now, but trust me, we’ll get to it. I’ll tell you this: I wouldn’t wanna be [Machine Gun Kelly]. It’s great that you took that opportunity and did that, hey, kudos to you, good for you. The one thing that I’m worried about . . . You remember when Thanos threw that whole planet at Iron Man? [It will be like that].”
Check out a clip of the interview below.
While MGK did share some commentary on the situation with Eminem and G-Eazy while it was happening, the rapper decidedly waited until Monday morning to drop his official response to Eminem, who called out MGK for his comments about his daughter in 2012.
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:
“I’m standing up for not just myself, but my generation. I’m doing the same shit 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. love, Rap Devil.”
im standing up for not just myself, but my generation. im doing the same shit 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. love, Rap Devil.
— ???? (@machinegunkelly) September 3, 2018
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.”
Since the release of the track, Tech N9ne has thrown himself into the mix, posting a screenshot of a text conversation between himself and his producer. The duo discuss the track in question, where it was revealed that neither of them realized MGK was talking about Eminem during his verse.
MGK has been relatively quiet since releasing the song and later a video for it. However, the rapper is currently on tour with Fall Out Boy and revealed his “Rap Devil”-inspired hockey jersey in Newark, New Jersey. The city’s team—appropriately named the Devils—play in the Prudential Center where the tour performed.
thanks for the jersey, Jersey. ???? pic.twitter.com/8g5Qs8oMqk
— ???? (@machinegunkelly) September 5, 2018
Check out the timeline of diss tracks below.
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