Eminem Fires A Killshot Diss At MGK & Diddy Gets Caught In The Crossfire (Audio)
On Wednesday, Eminem told Sway Calloway he was going to think things over before replying to MGK. “I’m gonna sit back, and I’m gonna wait for a second, just to see…because if people start firing off, and I try to answer every-f*cking-body that I dissed on Kamikaze, I’ma be [in the studio for a while,” Em said in the second of three parts (thus far) in an album promotional interview.
Eminem did not sit back long, and he has been in the studio. Less than 48 hours since that clip aired to the public, Eminem clapped back at Machine Gun Kelly for last week’s “Rap Devil.” Not since the Benzino and Ja Rule feuds (which he references in his lyrics) has Eminem devoted an entire moment to obliterating an opponent—well, besides Donald Trump last year at last years’ BET Awards freestyle.
As a title, “Killshot” says it all. In one reply, Eminem helps to snap the Cleveland, Ohio rapper’s career in half. The self-proclaimed “Rap God” responds to “Rap Devil” point by point. He scoffs at MGK’s disses against his fashion choices, timidness around superstar women like Rihanna, and inconsistent catalog. Marshall spits, “Your red sweater, your black leather / You dress better, I rap better / That a death threat or a love letter?” He also refutes Machine Gun Kelly’s claims that he black-balled him—while also dangling it as a threat in the same section of bars: “Say you got me in a scope, but you grazed me / I say one call to Interscope and you’re ‘Swayze’ / Your reply got the crowd yelling, ‘Woo’ / So before you die let’s see who can out-petty who / With your corny lines (Slim, you’re old) / Ow, Kelly, ooh, but I’m 45 and I’m still outselling you / By 29 I had three albums that had blew / Now let’s talk about somethin’ I don’t really do / Go in someone’s daughter’s mouth stealin’ food.” MGK accused Em of taking food out of his daughter’s mouth. Eminem uses his opponent’s daughter in the song, by calling her a fan. On “Rap Devil,” Kelly mentioned Em’s daughter by name, years after describing his attraction to her on social media.
Marshall Mathers seems less angry than he may have appeared in the interview. However, he is intent on sending a message. “It’s your moment, this is it / As big as you’re gonna get, so enjoy it / Had to give you a career to destroy it.”
However, Eminem does pack guns. Perhaps the biggest unloading isn’t at MGK, but at the man who signed him. Although Em apologizes at the end of the track, he raps, “F*ckin’ nails in these coffins as soft as Cottonelle / Killshot, I will not fail, I’m with the Doc still / But this idiot’s boss pops pills and tells him he’s got skills / But Kells, the day you put out a hit’s the day Diddy admits That he put the hit out that got Pac killed.” Em, who has worked with Bad Boy in the past makes a joke that Diddy will not find that funny—especially as investigative reports have published that argue this theory. The “spray Puffy with Mase“ hijinx from Em’s early run returns.
Eminem closes with a reminder as to why he had a right to diss the Midwestern MC in the first place on “Fall.” “I’m sick of you bein’ wack / And still usin’ that mothaf*ckin’ AutoTune, so let’s talk about it / I’m sick of your mumble-rap mouth / Need to get the c*ck up out it before we can even talk about it / I’m sick of your blonde hair and earrings / Just ’cause you look in the mirror and think you’re Marshall Mathers / Don’t mean you are, and you’re not about it / So just leave my d*ck in your mouth, and keep my daughter out it.”
Time will tell if MGK responds, or Diddy. This just got a little more interesting.