Late in Sept., the 15-time Grammy-winning rapper Eminem quietly dropped a surprise album, ‘Kamikaze.’
Machine Gun Kelly apparently wasn’t terribly impressed with Eminem’s latest diss track, “Killshot.”
After the profane track’s release on Friday, MGK, whose real name is Richard Baker, tweeted “2 weeks and 3 interviews later … #legshot #letstalk about it,” and included four emoji: a laughing/crying face; a man tossing a handball; a toilet; and a trash can with litter being dropped in it. The tweet was accompanied by three judges holding up “6” paddles, possibly a reference to his own diss track, “Rap Devil.”
The two rappers have been beefing since 2012, when MGK, now 28, tweeted that Eminem’s daughter, Hailie, who was 16 at the time, was “hot as (expletive),” which MGK has said resulted got him blackballed in the industry.
On “Killshot,” Eminem insults MGK’s appearance: “How you gonna name yourself after a (expletive) gun and have a man bun?”
“I’m 45 and I’m still outselling you,” he raps. “It’s funny but so true, I’d rather be 80-year-old me than 20-year-old you.”
Eminem’s track was released with menacing artwork, depicting a gun’s crosshairs drawn over MGK’s face, with his eyes crossed out in red X’s.
There could be more volleys to come: MGK also announced Friday on Twitter that he’s releasing his new EP “Binge” on Sept. 21.
Contributing: Sara Moniuszko
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