The tension between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly started with a tweet in 2012 and broke out in September 2018 with two wonderful diss songs. What happened between the two rappers and how did the process proceed?
It all started with this tweet by MGK in 2012 about how sexy Eminem’s daughter, Hailie Jad, is. MGK wrote in 2012:
“Ok, so I just saw a picture of Eminem’s daughter…and I have to say, she is hot as fuck, in the most respectful way possible cuz Em is king.”
When the MGK asked about this tweet in 2015, he said:
“I was only 21 at the time and I told Eminem that I had great respect. What’s in this?”
On August 31, 2018, Eminem has released his album ‘Kamikaze’ and stated something to MGK in the song “Not Alike” on the album. Eminem in the song;
“But next time you don’t gotta use Tech N9ne
If you wanna come at me with a sub, Machine Gun
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”
On tweets about daughter Eminem finished his diss track and MGK, a few days later, ‘Rap Devil’ responds and messes up.
Shortly after Rap Devil, Eminem released a song called ‘Killshot,’ knocking out MGK according to many rap authorities.
In October 2015 interview with ‘Hot 97 with Ebro,’ Machine Gun Kelly said that his 2012 tweet about Eminem’s daughter still affected his career. He stated:
“At the time, I didn’t think that that was a thing. I’ll tell you this situation, ‘cause this is something that I feel like – quiet as it’s kept – is the reason why certain things [don’t happen]. Pictures of [Hailie] had came out, and I’m like, what, 20 years old, 21 at the time? I said ‘She’s beautiful, but all respect due. Eminem is king.
What’s wrong with that? Is there a 15-year age gap where I’m a creep for that? I was 21, dawg. Certain people took it, and ran with it and hyped it up. […] Certain people won’t even listen or review [my album]. Certain places, you won’t even hear Machine Gun Kelly on. Certain things won’t even happen. Look, a friend of mine said it best yesterday. They said ‘Why do you care? You came into the industry blackballed. You already came in with everyone hating you.’ So I’m not stressing it man, ‘cause I’m not wrong.”
After all, during a recent episode with The Everyday Struggle, Machine Gun Kelly has shared his thoughts about the whole Eminem thing and he was looking for a way of peace. He said:
“The internet thing trying to muddy it, that was a little annoying because it was kinda like, we can’t be a generation that rides only because a person’s a legend and strictly goes off that factor. When we do something for our generation, step up and acknowledge what happened, hold it down. That was not something I was expecting to ever happen. I said what I said, I don’t give a fuck . . . That should be the narrative for anyone in our generation.”
You can watch the full interview below.
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