Let me start by saying, I'm #TeamEm on this one.
On Friday, Eminem dropped a surprise album on the world & he really didn't hold any punches back when addressing his distaste for the state of current hip-hop. In several tracks on Kamikaze, Em calls out today's rappers for what he believes to be sub par skills. One of the tracks seems to be directed straight at Machine Gun Kelly.
In the song "Not Alike" Eminem addresses is displeasure with MGK dating back to a tweet he put out about his daughter Hayley.
Here are the lyrics:
If you wanna come at me with a sub, Machine GunAnd I'm talkin' to you,
but you already know who the f*#K you are, Kelly
I don't use sublims and sure as fuck don't sneak-diss
But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie”
Some say that this tweet led to a whole firestorm of bad things for MGK. He felt that his comments ultimately led to a blackballing of sorts, in which certain radio stations and publications proceeded to avoid Kelly’s music like the plague. Unfortunately for MGK, Eminem happens to be the man behind Shade 45, a popular hip-hop satellite radio station and in an interview, the interviewer alludes to Kelly’s ban extending to the entirety of Sirius XM.
Monday morning, Machine Gun Kelly must've felt a little fed up, because he goes DIRECTLY at Eminem with the song "Rap Devil" (even the title is aimed for Em who has a track called "Rap God"). Now many online feel like MGK did his thing, but the net is divided. It's hard to really think this one song and even it's lyrics can even compare to Em's skills or his illustrious career. Let's keep it real, Eminem is one of (if not THEE) greatest to ever do it. And it also plays into everything he mentions on his new album about how this generation's rappers mention him just to up their likes or get recognition. Is that how you feel?? Take a look at MGK's "Rap Devil" below!!