The feud between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly shows no sign of slowing down, with new shots fired from the younger rapper.
Eminem’s scathing diss track, Killshot, took aim at MGK, calling out his relative lack of success, his man bun and even his choice of breakfast cereals.
Describing MGK as the ‘whack me’, Em crowed:
But if I was three foot 11
You’d look up to me, and for the record
You would suck a d*ck to f*ckin’ be me for a second
Lick a b*llsack to get on my channel
Give your life to be as solidified.
Eminem used the track to obliterate any supposed similarities between himself and MGK, blazing ‘My biggest flops are your greatest hits’. Ouch.
The 45-year-old rapper scorned MGK for using his name as ‘clickbait’, boasting:
In a state of bliss ’cause I said his goddamn name
Now I gotta cock back, aim
Yeah, bitch, pop Champagne to this! (pop)
It’s your moment
This is it, as big as you’re gonna get, so enjoy it
Had to give you a career to destroy it
Go to sleep six feet deep, I’ll give you a B for the effort
Hope MGK didn't respond to #Killshot bait. Because Killshot song still kills him even though Eminem just goes easy on him. A true fan knows that Em still reserved some bar in his pocket if MGK responds to it. That's what battle rapper mind always do.
— Emzee Omar (@RiezOmar) September 15, 2018
The only way MGK wins this is if he gets Hailie pregnant, there's absolutely no other way #KillShot
— Themba ? (@RaphaelMahlangu) September 15, 2018
— Alex Iosiovich (@Alex_Iosiovich) September 15, 2018
However, it seems MGK has reacted to this dismissive treatment with some disdainful words of his own.
Responding to his former idol’s harsh critique, MGK has basically just given a massive ‘meh’, appearing pretty nonchalant about being ripped apart by one of the biggest living legends in rap.
MGK gave the diss track a so-so ‘6 out of 10’ and mocked Em for being slow to respond to Rap Devil, noting how it had taken him two full weeks to launch his counter-attack.
Tweeting with a crying laughing emoji, the 28-year-old Cleveland rapper remarked:
2 weeks and 3 interviews later #legshot #letstalkaboutit. [sic]
— ? (@machinegunkelly) September 15, 2018
Within minutes of calling Eminem out, MGK announced a brand new EP entitled Binge, scheduled for September 21.
MGK’s last studio album, Bloom, was released back in 2017, and his ongoing feud with Eminem will no doubt stoke interest in this upcoming project.
No word as of yet as to whether MGK will be releasing another diss track in response to Killshot, although this prospect feels pretty inevitable.
The pressure will be on for the Rap Devil musician to be as good as his word, and release a diss track in a timely fashion.
Opinions on MGK’s response have been mixed. Some people have mocked his apparent attempts to be ‘edgy and cool’, while others have praised him for standing up for himself.
Many people thought the focus on timescale rather than lyrical content was a classic case of missing the point; remarking upon Em’s hectic schedule and superior talent.
One person scoffed:
Em shot two music videos, did a 4-part TV interview, and did the kickoff for a football match, and still managed to write/record this diss and end Mgk’s career…all within a week. MGK was busy this week too; he opened for Fallout Boy. [sic]
However, another person applauded:
Machine Gun Kelly u won this one bruh, I take my hat off to u for standing up for yourself, u did a good diss record & video. [sic]
— Ari (@GhostKimchi) September 15, 2018
"Legshot" lol. You're in denial, boo. ? It's OVER. ? pic.twitter.com/kZ4C1H87GF
— Ari (@GhostKimchi) September 15, 2018
“Em shot two music videos, did a 4-part TV interview, and did the kickoff for a football match, and still managed to write/record this diss and end Mgk's career…all within a week. MGK was busy this week too; he opened for Fallout Boy” #KILLSHOT #RIPmgk
— yooooooboyyy (@CVraver760) September 15, 2018
It must be weird that everyone has heard em's album and only 5 people are gonna listen to MGK's album! #LetsTalkAboutit
— contraband traggic (@traggiccompton) September 15, 2018
First off, it was one interview split into parts. Em was right, "know your facts before you come at me lil goof".
Second off he did way more in 2 weeks than you could have ever done in your career. Are you sure you still wanna "talk about it"?
When you still cant admit that you got owned. R.I.P pic.twitter.com/Aa1oBLmlly
— Justin S (@R1rider82S) September 15, 2018
Machine Gun Kelly u won this one bruh, I take my hat off to u for standing up for yourself, u did a good diss record & video ???alot of people are penis riding Em, bcuz he's "more popular" this isn't the early 2000's anymore, he's not ending anyone's career
— The Mafia Bee (@InfaredBee) September 15, 2018
So the question remains, did MGK get completely owned this time, or is he still putting up a good fight?
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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.