I think it’s fair to say MGK, aka Machine Gun Kelly, has been butchered by Eminem after he dropped his response diss track on Friday, (September 14).
It was a long time coming. Two weeks I believe. Em came outta nowhere and released Kamikaze to the shock and delight of fans across the globe – but it wasn’t a vanilla album. Em called out numerous other rappers and started a fire so to speak.
MGK added fuel to that fire by almost immediately dropping a track where he launched an attack on Em for calling him out.
Kelly says in his song Rap Devil:
Ayy, somebody grab him some clippers (zzzzt). His f*ckin’ beard is weird. Tough talk from a rapper payin’ millions for security a year .
“I think my dad’s gone crazy,” yeah, Hailie, you right. Dad’s always mad cooped up in the studio, yellin’ at the mic. You’re sober and bored, huh? (I know) About to be 46 years old, dog
I’m standing up for not just myself, but my generation, I’m doing the same shit you did back in your 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.
Etc etc etc.
In Killshot. Well what can we say. The track begins with the words ‘shut the f*ck up’ so that’s that. Adios MGK.
However as if things couldn’t get any worse for MGK – one line in Killshot is a direct reference to a tweet MGK made in 2010. What did the tweet say? That Em’s daughter, Hailie Jade, was ‘hot as f*ck’. It’s worth noting Hailie was only 14-years-old at the time too. Bit weird.
In Killshot, Em made direct reference to the tweet saying:
Here’s that autograph for your daughter, I wrote it on a Starter cap
Stan, son, listen, man, dad isn’t mad/ But how you gonna name yourself after a damn gun and have a man bun?
Even the last line appears to be a reference to MGK’s earlier tweet, with Em saying:
Just ’cause you look in the mirror and think that you’re Marshall Mathers (Marshall Mathers) don’t mean you are, and you’re not about it.
So just leave my d*ck in your mouth and keep my daughter out it.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, other tweets from MGK have since resurfaced – such as this little gem from 2010:
Eminem makes me want to quit rapping…fuck, he's good lol
— ? (@machinegunkelly) July 31, 2010
Have to say, it’s pretty amusing diss tracks have gone from ‘I’m gonna kill all you motherf*ckers’ to ‘ha, you’re old’ and ‘you’ve got a man-bun’.
I’m not saying we should go back to mass murder threats but… it’s an interesting one to say the least.
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Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.