Ask and you shall receive.
It has been a long, long time since Eminem has humoured a one-on-one hip-hop beef, but anything can happen in 2018. Eminem needed only one-and-a-half weeks to respond to Machine Gun Kelly’s highly-touted “Rap Devil” diss.
“I’m 45 and I’m still out-selling you/By 29 I had three albums that had blew[sic],” the “Not Afraid” artist raps in his new song released Friday.
“What good is a f**king Machine Gun when it’s out of ammo?” Eminem asks. “He knows as long as I’m shady he’s going to have to live in my shadow.”
As expected, Kelly returned fire with a tweet referencing “Dancing With the Stars”.
MGK then slammed Marshall on stage on Sunday night, with him telling the crowd in his own diss track: “F**k Marshall Mathers” as he opened the set at the Amway Centre in Orlando.
He also takes a shot at the “Stan” star’s age in the song, rapping: “The real Slim Shady can’t stand up.”
The two rappers have been engaged in a low-key feud for years. It all started when MGK made a remark about Eminem’s at-the-time 16-year-old daughter Hailie on Twitter. According to Kelly, Eminem demanded an apology and attempted to sabotage his career in response.
This eventually motivated MGK to write a subtle diss about Eminem on Tech N9ne’s “No Reason”. “Popped in on the top charts out the cop car/To remind y’all you just rap and not God/And I don’t care who got bars,” Kelly wrote, alluding to Eminem’s “Rap God”.
Eminem fired back at many in the industry with the release of his surprise album Kamikaze. Kelly was mentioned heavily in Eminem’s “Not Alike” featuring Royce Da 5’9″. MGK quickly responded with “Rap Devil” and it all culminated with Slim Shady’s “KILLSHOT”.
Celebrities and fans on Twitter have already started weighing in on Eminem’s new song.