Pusha T has weighed in on Machine Gun Kelly and Eminem‘s fiery rap feud. Saying the beef captures “the essence of hip hop,” the rapper and current president of Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music commends both artists for the fracas.
When Em dissed MGK on Kamikaze, Kelly’s whip-smart retort “Rap Devil” was unleashed in short order. But Eminem fired back with “Killshot,” and now there’s a whole new Machine Gun Kelly EP in the works. But it’s not a fake fight, right?
Well, King Push tells the NME he doesn’t think the spat’s manufactured. “No, I don’t think so,” he responds to the possibility of the rap feud being fake. In fact, Pusha says the whole thing is probably good for the game overall.
“I think what they’re doing is they’re basically keeping it at the essence of hip-hop,” he says of MGK and Eminem’s beef. “And the back and forth exchange is what hip hop is all about, and I think they’ve both done a good job.”
“I think what they’re doing is they’re basically keeping it at the essence of hip-hop.”
Some started saying the fight was made-up when it emerged that Em and Kelly’s diss tracks actually share a co-creator. But it appears the rappers just thematically used the same sample when crafting their respective missives.
Push dropped his latest album Daytona this summer, the Kanye-produced third full-length effort from the rapper spawning the singles “If You Know You Know” and “What Would Meek Do?” Catch the video for “If You Know,” below.
What do you think of Pusha T’s assessment on the back-and-forth between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly? Do you agree that the feud is true to the spirit of hip-hop? Sound off in the comments sections and let us know your take!