Eminem's reason for dissing Machine Gun Kelly on ‘Kamikaze’is a lot pettier than you thought
In his first interview since the release of surprise album 'Kamikaze', Eminem admits that the reason for his Machine Gun Kelly diss track was 'a lot more petty thank you think'.
Earlier this month, Eminem dropped his surprise album ‘Kamikaze‘, a scathing comeback at his critics, loaded with controversial moments, which take aim at several rappers and emcees from the rap world, with a number of diss tracks.
Perhaps the most infamous jab went out to rapper Machine Gun Kelly, who came under attack on the song ‘Not Alike’. Eminem calls Kelly out directly in the song rapping: "And I'm talking 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".
Machine Gun Kelly then fired back with a diss track of his own titled ‘Rap Devil‘ – mocking Em's single ‘Rap God’.
The feud between the two rappers goes way back. When 'Kamikaze' dropped, we assumed Eminem's shot at Kelly stemmed from a 2012 tweet MGK posted commenting on how attractive he thought Eminem's daughter Hailie was. At the time, she was just 16 years old while Kelly was 21.
After the comment, MGK's music was banned from Sirius XM (more specifically, Eminem's Shade 45 channel), something the rapper didn't take too kindly, even addressing it in a freestyle with the LA Lakers, where he rapped: “I’m my favorite rapper alive since my favorite rapper banned me from Shade 45.”
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Before the feud, Machine Gun Kelly often cited Eminem as one of his greatest influences. But things are far from peachy right now.
Now, in his first interview since Kamikaze's release, Eminem has teased the actual reason that sparked the feud and it's self-admittedly 'a lot more petty' than you think. Sitting down with Sway Calloway on Tuesday evening, the 45-year old rapper revealed that it was not because he called his daughter Hailie "hot as fuck".
“You know you go down the wormhole of YouTube and whatever, right?” said Eminem. “So I see, ‘Machine Gun Kelly talks about Eminem’s daughter’ or whatever, right? So I’m like, ‘What the fuck?’ I clicked on it. Then he starts doing a press run, basically, about Hailie. I’m like, ‘What the fuck? Yo, my man better chill.’
“So, that’s not why I dissed him. The reason I dissed him is actually a lot more petty than that. Now I’m in this fuckin’ weird thing, because I’m like, ‘I’ve got to answer this motherfucker.'”
While the first part of the interview only teases the full reason behind Eminem taking aim at Kelly, Em did confirm rumors that he's already started working on a response track to MGK's 'Rap Devil'.
Watch Part One of the interview below. In Part Two, the "petty" reason behind Eminem's MGK diss will be fully revealed.