Eminem dissing Joe Budden and Machine Gun Kelly has dominated much of conversation about the Kamikaze album, but Slim Shady took shots at many other rappers on the LP. One of his targets, Lord Jamar, chimed in on being called out during an episode of the Brand Nubian member’s Yanadameen Godcast with Rah Digga.
Jamar, who has often criticized Eminem in interviews and via social media, revealed he was happy that “this muthafucka finally responded” and claimed “the gloves are off now” following Shady’s jabs on “Fall.” Rah questioned her co-host, asking if he could admit he had it coming.
“Of course!” he responded around the 10-minute mark. “I wanted this to happen. Because see, I’m a chess player, OK? So, if he didn’t respond, I win. And if he respond, I win. Either way, I win, OK? Because you are now doing what the fuck I wanted you to do. I have made you modify your behavior. I got into your psyche. You sat there and had to fucking sit down and try to think of some shit to respond to Lord Jamar’s jabs that you know you could not escape. It was just inescapable. Thank you DJ Vlad.”
Although Jamar was glad he provoked Eminem, he wasn’t impressed by the actual diss.
“Usually, he goes after soft targets,” he explained. “He’ll go after girls and shit like that. And to be honest, I’m disappointed in this little diss. Like, I think it was kind of wack for an Eminem verse … I was expecting something a little more wordier that we know Eminem for … I thought I’d get something much better.”
On “Fall,” Eminem also calls out Budden and Tyler The Creator by name. He takes Jamar to task in the third verse.
“And far as Lord Jamar, you better leave me the hell alone/Or I’ll show you an Elvis clone/Walk up in this house you own, thrust my pelvic bone/Use your telephone and go fetch me the remote/Put my feet up and just make myself at home,” Eminem raps.
Listen to Eminem’s “Fall” below.