You’ve seen the headline and immediately thought “not this again, haven’t I heard enough about this yet?!”
But hear me out, okay?
To briefly summarise, Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly – real name Richard Colson Baker – have been involved in an ongoing feud for weeks now.
It seems to have all started when MGK called Eminem’s daughter, Hailie, ‘fit as f*ck’ in a tweet back in 2012.
Clearly, Em did not take too kindly to this (not surprising as she was only 14 at the time) and he released diss track Not Alike last month (August).
And I’m talkin’ to you, but you already know who the fuck you are, Kelly
I don’t use sublims and sure as fuck don’t sneak-diss
But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie
I keep on telling motherf*ckers
But just in case you forgot really and need Ja memories
Jarred like strawberry or pineapple, apricot jelly
I respond rarely, but this time Shady ’bout to sound off
MGK wasn’t letting him off that easily though and immediately responded by releasing diss track Rap Devil, which I assume is in reference to Em’s own Rap God.
In it, he calls Em ‘crazy’ and mentions his daughter Hailie again. I mean, come on mate, maybe you should leave that one alone now?
Clearly Em thought so too, as he released Killshot not long after, which started with the words ‘You sound like a b*tch, b*tch / Shut the f*ck up!’
Slim Shady clearly isn’t afraid of confrontation, as seen in this video:
He isn’t taking any prisoners is he? He even insults his man-bun at one point, bit harsh.
But the ultimate blow comes in the last verse, where he raps:
Just ’cause you look in the mirror and think
That you’re 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
So now that you’re up to date with the timeline of said feud, let’s get to the juicy bit.
It appears that MGK might actually not be that far off thinking he’s Marshall Mathers, as Em suggests. In fact, it would appear that he is (or was) actually a massive fan.
Eagle-eyed fans have discovered tweets from years ago, where MGK professes his love for the rapper:
— Sayan Deepak (@SayanDeepak) September 19, 2018
In them, he even confesses:
I’m an Eminem ‘Stan’ for sure.
Now, if you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past decade or two, Stan was one of Eminem’s hit songs back in 2000.
In it, a delusional fan sent letters to the rapper and became so enraged when he didn’t reply that he drove his car off a bridge with his pregnant girlfriend in the trunk.
So maybe MGK is just resentful that Em never noticed him as a fan and is now responding in the much less murderous form of diss tracks?
Or maybe this is his elaborate way of getting his idol to finally notice him? Hey, people have done stranger things!
Who knows, but if this carries on I reckon we’ll still be hearing insults about man buns all the way into 2019.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).