2018 has been blessed with yet another rap beef. We’ve went from Pusha vs Drake to SixNine vs everyone to Eminem vs Machine Gun Kelly. What exactly happened for this to start and more importantly to me, who is going to bring the beef to a definitive end.
You might have heard that the beef all started over this MGK tweet from 2012.
Apparently that’s not the case, well not according to Eminem anyway.
“It’s actually a lot more petty than that.” claimed Eminem in an interview with Sway. In 2015, Machine Gun Kelly accused Eminem of having friends at Shade 45 not play MGK songs and try and mess with his young career. Eminem called out MGK out in the same interview with Sway.
“I don’t give a f–k about your career. You think I actually f–king think about you? You know how many f–king rappers are better than you? You’re not even in the f–king conversation.”
So when Em’s latest album dropped with a million disses, MGK was in the firing line. To Machine Gun Kelly’s credit he clapped back with an entire diss track, Rap Devil. I’m not a huge fan of the song but there’s some solid bars in there, and more importantly to MGK it went top of the Apple Music charts over in the US.
Eminem put himself in a lose lose battle, either take an L or respond and give MGK more credibility than he’d already gotten, and Em chose the latter as he released Killshot. As far as a diss track goes, I personally find this to be a tiny bit better than MGK’s diss, but neither man really impressed me, as a matter of fact they rarely do.
Considering they don’t impress me it’s rather odd that I’ve wrote a whole article on the matter. It goes to show no matter what you think of Eminem and his recent releases, you cannot argue with the star power he possess, and MGK is benefiting massively from the rub with his upcoming EP Binge dropping on the 21st of this month.
Let’s get one thing clear, nobody has buried anyone here, going of the diss tracks both were fairly even in terms of quality content, nobody is getting killed off. Pusha T gave a diss infinitely better than both MGK and Em’s, and Drake is doing just fine. If anything a rap beef in 2018 just benefits both rappers involved, win, lose or draw. Both tracks have been left at the bottom of this article for you to decided which side of the fence you go, but just be warned the grass isn’t particularly green on either side.