Kim Kizyma
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When idols become your rivals


So today on Labor Day, Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly (one of my personal favorites for some years now) dropped an Eminem diss track. What triggered it? Well, even though Em is literally MGK’s idol, MGK tweeted 6 or so years ago that he found Em’s daughter Hailie attractive (not in those words). Em didn’t like it. He made sure Kells couldn’t get on Shade45. I guess two successful white rappers from the Midwest wasn’t gonna fly. But yeah, Kells shouldn’t have tweeted that.

He defended the tweet and even rapped about it as recently as last year. He also said it affected his career. 

Anyways, Eminem finally dissed Kells on his surprise album drop the other day. It’s on the track titled  Not Alike. “Now you wanna come and f*** with me, huh? This little **** sucker, he must be feeling himself/He wants to keep up his tough demeanor so he does a feature/Decided to team up with Nina/But next time you don’t gotta use Tech N9ne if you wanna come at me with a sub-machine gun/And I’m talking to you but you already know who the f*** you are, Kelly/I don’t use sublime and sure as f*** don’t sneak diss/But keep commenting on my daughter, Hailie.”

 Before that, MGK alleged that he was banned from various media outlets and in a freestyle with the LA Lakers he rapped, “I’m my favorite rapper alive since my favorite rapper banned me from Shade45.” Before the feud, MGK always cited Eminem as one of his greatest influences.

So now, today, Kells hit back on his latest track Rap Devil in what is seemingly a veiled reference to Eminem’s track, Rap God. On the track, MGK claims Eminem only came up with the track because he’s “sober nad bored” whilst also telling him to get over the comments he made in 2012. He also criticezes Eminem’s albums, saying, “Still can’t get over the fact the last four albums as bad as your selfie.” 

He also hints back to his previous allegations saying, “let’s ask Interscopt how you had Paul Rosenberg trying to shelf me,” and “let’s call Sway ask why he can’t go up to Shade45 because of you.” He also goes on to say, “Now tell me what do you stand for. . .I know you can’t stand yourself.”

Watch Kells diss below. To me it went hard and I actually can’t believe he did it. 

Though not everyone is pulling for MGK, it’s crazy to see him respond to Em’s little diss. He literally dissed like 18 people on the surprise album Kamikaze. That’s what Em does. Kells knows this. He’s just stunting on his diss capability and the publicity it is getting him.