Less than a week after Eminem took aim at Machine Gun Kelly on his surprise album Kamikaze, the latter has fired back at his former idol with the diss track "Rap Devil."
A play off Eminem's 2013 track "Rap God," MGK's "Rap Devil" dumps on everything from Em's "weird" beard to being "sober and bored." It only gets worse from there, as Kelly points out that Eminem's "last four albums" were "as bad as your selfie," and accuses Marshall Mathers of using his manager Paul Rosenberg to try and shelf MGK's career.
Machine Gun Kelly has long been complimentary of Eminem as one of the figures in hip-hop who inspired him to pick up a pen. Back in 2012, Kelly ruffled Em's feathers when he tweeted that his daughter, Hailie, was “hot as f---.” He also claims that Eminem has banned him from any more appearances on his Shade 45 channel on SiriusXM.
On his new Kamikaze track "Not Alike," Eminem addresses MGK's comments about his daughter, 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 f--- don’t sneak-diss/ But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie."
On Monday (Sept. 3), MGK defended "Rap Devil" on Twitter, writing that he's standing up for his "generation" amid Eminem's attack.
"Im standing up for not just myself, but my generation," Kelly wrote. "im doing the same shit you did back in ur day. life is still real on my side, and i had to take time from the grind to defend myself from someone i called an idol. love, Rap Devil."
Listen to MGK's "Rap Devil" below.