It’s the rivalry no one saw coming: Slim Shady fans versus Bhad Bhabie fans.
Eminem has been accused of ripping off a track by Danielle Bregoli – aka Bhad Bhabie aka Cash Me Ousside Girl – and things are kicking off.
The 45-year-old rap legend dropped his surprise album Kamikaze last week which reached number one on the Billboard, as every single one of his albums have done previously.
Stuffed with diss tracks that rip into everyone from Machine Gun Kelly to Iggy Azalea, Em’s popularity and ferociousness do not appear to have dipped. However, Eminem did not count on getting flack from an unexpected source…
Fans of 15-year-old Bregoli have called out Eminem after believing his track Not Alike sounded suspiciously like Bregoli’s Hi Bich.
The similarities were pointed out by Twitter user Konrad Sanders, who mused, ‘just me or is @Eminem soundin a lot like @BhadBhabie’.
Plenty of others were in agreement, with one person even going as far to declare, ‘Hi Bich is probably better than any Eminem song released since like 2014 lol’.
— Konrad Sanders (@konrad_sanders) August 31, 2018
However, others pointed out with exaperation how Eminem was deliberately copying Bregoli’s sound and style to satirise modern rap.
One person scoffed:
Amazing how simple mockery can go over the heads of some..
That’s the point ahaha he’s making fun of the new artist and also taking their beats and spitting better on them then they originals hahaha.
Can’t tell if he was making fun of 2018 rappers or trying to stay relevant with the times ??
— Jessica AnnMarie (@piercinggqueenx) September 2, 2018
How dumb are you this whole album was to make fun and diss all these new age rappers and plus that specific song was supposed to mimic how they rap
— The Wanted (@TheWant10645017) August 31, 2018
Bhad Bhabie herself has since stepped into the debate, proudly tweeting to her 504,000 followers:
I’ll take that compliment.
Bregoli appears to be pretty chilled about being potentially ripped off/parodied by Eminem. However, there is still one enemy she won’t stand for, and that is haters, Newsweek reports.
Speaking with Genius, the teenage rapper raged:
Females are such haters.
I don’t think I’m a girl. I don’t know what I am because I’m not like these bitches. I’m not a hater. Girls always want competition and it’s just like if you’re ugly, you’re ugly? Stop being a hater.
Stop not liking this bitch because she looks better than you, Just, bitch, live your life.
I mean, writing her own tough talking self-help books could always be a career path for Bregoli should she ever tire of rapping.
Meanwhile, Eminem is reportedly already back in the studio, cooking up his apparently blistering response to MGK’s diss track Rap Devil.
According to NME, producer Mr Porter has warned how MGK should be getting a little worried right about now:
Right now, he in there working, 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].
Point proven, this flow is so frequently used that if you take any mainstream hip-hop song today and compare it to Em's not alike, 70% chance that it will sound alike. However, Em showed that he could rhyme the shit out of that flow better than those uncreative mumble rappers.
— Christopher Gary (@Jumper8282) September 6, 2018
The question remains, will Bregoli and her loyal band of Bhabies get a mention on this upcoming, universe-destroying album?
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.