As Machine Gun Kelly continues to promote Hotel Diablo, his follow-up to 2018’s BINGE EP, the actor/rapper stopped by Everyday Struggle to chop it up with DJ Akademiks and crew. Inevitably, his beef with the rap god himself Eminem was introduced into the conversation.
Kelly insisted people shouldn’t be blindly loyal to any artist just because of their legendary status.
“The internet thing trying to muddy it, that was a little annoying. It was kind of like we can’t be a generation that rides only because a person’s a legend and strictly goes off that factor. When we do something for our generation, step up and acknowledge what happened. Hold it down. That was not something I ever expected to happen.
“I said what I said. I don’t give a fuck. You can’t hoe me. That should be the narrative for any generation. You can’t just hoe us just because you’re a legend. That was weird. It was out of nowhere. It was weird. It was ill-timed. Mac’s [Miller] death had just happened. It was weird.
“We went in locker room of a place where we were at and I just did it on the spot after that shit released, in a matter of hours dude,” he continued. “I was with Odell the night before, celebrating the $100 million contract thing. I was still just drunk, like, ‘This muthafucka.'”
MGK then says he penned three verses and called [YBN] Cordae on FaceTime.
“I played him the first three verses,” he explains. “He was like, ‘Yo, this Em you gotta go off.’ I was like, ‘What you mean? I did go off.’ But that’s when I wrote the fourth verse.”
Following MGK’s diss, Em ultimately decided to fire back with “Killshot” after careful consideration. It marked YouTube’s biggest Hip Hop video debut in the platform’s history.
Watch the two clips above.