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13 September 2018, 10:36
Eminem is furious...
The Slim Shady rapper was under fire by a number of artists but was quickly the subject of Machine Gun Kelly’s diss track ‘Rap Devil’ days after the album was released.
However speaking in a new interview with Sway Calloway, Eminem has revealed that his ‘Kamikaze’ diss track ‘Not Alike’ was actually a response to a previous issue, not the start of the feud.
Em also explained that the song wasn’t about Machine Gun Kelly’s infamous tweet about his 22-year-old daughter Hailie.
“The thing he was saying about my daughter, I didn’t even know about that,” he admitted.
“One day, you know, you go down a f*cking wormhole on YouTube or whatever.”
“I see Machine Gun Kelly talks about Eminem’s daughter or whatever. I’m like “what the f*ck?” I click on it…he starts doing a press run, basically, about Hailie. I’m like “what the fuck? Yo, my man better chill.”
Eminem then admitted that he chose to diss MGK because he previous lashed out at Eminem for allegedly banning him from a number of Hip-Hop media outlets including Shade 45.
“The reason I dissed him is actually a lot more petty than that,’ he continued.
“The reason that I dissed him is because he got on – first he said “I’m the greatest rapper alive since my favourite rapper banned me from Shade 45” or whatever he said, right? Like I’m trying to hinder his career. ‘I don’t give a f*ck about your career.
“You think I actually f*cking think about you? You know how many f*cking rappers are better than you? You’re not even in the f*cking conversation.”
Speaking about his anticipated response to Machine Gun Kelly, he said: “‘Now I’m in this f*cking weird place because as ‘irrelevant’ as people say I am in Hip-Hop, I make them bigger where I get into this thing where I want to destroy him but I also don’t want to make him bigger, because now he is a f*cking enemy.”
“I’m gonna sit back and I’m gonna wait for second and see because if people start firing off and I try to answer every f*cking body that I dissed on ‘Kamikaze’ or had words about, I could be going the next 5 f*cking years making diss song after diss song.”
Eminem also revealed that there is another unreleased part to his interview, which is set to be released soon.
In a preview clip of part 3, Eminem hints at Dr. Dre’s influence on ‘Kamikaze’, revealing that he had to remove a diss song from ‘Kamikaze’ because “it went too far.”