Detroit rap legend Eminem recently issued praise to fellow rhymer Royce Da 5’9 in the most Eminem way possible, with both admiration and grim sarcasm.

After the Slaughterhouse rapper let loose two flame-emoji-worthy freestyles, he received praise from Em via text.

A screen capture of the text from his “Big Bro,” which Royce shared on Instagram on Monday (January 16), stated the following:

“Really? Ur an asshole. Those fuckin freestyles u put out r devastating. Incredible. I hate u. Die.”

Haaaa Big Bro…. ? @eminem

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The freestyles Eminem was gushing about featured Royce rapping over the instrumentals to Phresher’s “Wait A Minute,” as well as DJ Khaled and Jay Z’s “I Got The Keys.”

DX had high praise for Royce last year too, putting his Tabernacle: Trust The Shooter project in the top spot of our Best Mixtapes Of 2016.