Machine Gun Kelly was dragged earlier this week by the Real Slim Shady in his newest surprise album “Kamikaze”. In the track “Not Alike” featuring Royce Da 5’9”, Eminem went in on MGK, calling him out by name and referencing a moment in 2012 when MGK got caught up writing about how hot he thought Em’s daughter was, Hailie Mathers, whom was only 16 at the time.
Obviously Slim didn’t take kindly to this comment about his little girl and has got some bitterness towards MGK that all accumulated into these hard beef-bars on “Not Alike”.
Shorty after however, and to many peoples surprise, MGK came back with a rebuttal diss track , “Rap Devil”, contrasting Eminem’s hit song and self proclaimed name of “Rap God”. In the track he calls Em washed up, punk for paying for security year-round, and too-late on a diss track directed towards him since it has been 6 whole years since he tweeted at Hailie:
“Mad about somethin’ I said in 2012
Took you six years and a surprise album just to come with a diss
Homie we get it, we know that you’re the greatest rapper alive
Fuckin’ dweeb, all you do is read the dictionary and stay inside“
These previous lines are direct retaliation for Eminem’s select bars on “Not Alike” when he says:
“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”
Although it seems the majority of the world is taking Eminem’s side on his rap beef, you have to give MGK credit for stepping into the ring with the “Mike Tyson of Rap”. Not many have done so and kept a career up after to tell the tale. The Rap God and the Rap Devil are giving us some of the best beef 2018 has had to offer because it’s so unusual for somebody to challenge the Real Slim Shady. Honestly, it may top Drake vs Pusha T’s beef, Drake vs Kanye’s beef, and Tekashi vs the world beef that 2018 has had to offer.
Now, what’s really interesting is Em’s longtime collaborator and partner Mr. Porter recently took to Culture Unfold to talk about MGK’s response on “Rap Devil” and hint that Slim was back in the studio working on new music, of which included a response diss track for MGK.
This guys, is what great rap beefs are made of: