Diss tracks are all the rage nowadays, even though most of them come from rappers who you'd presume would be too busy focusing on real art instead of trading playground insults. But this is the world we live in, so it's no surprise one of the many rappers criticized in Eminem's shock 10th album has responded to Em's jibes.
The Cleaveland rapper is the first to respond in a diss track called 'Rap Devil.' The 28-year-old's track was a response to the Eminem track "Not Alike." One of the verses in that track went, "I'm talkin' to you, but you already know who the fuck you are, Kelly / I don't use sublims and sure as fuck don't sneak-diss / But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie."
Yes, MGK did what many had done before him and tweeted that his daughter Haille, a muse to many of Em's songs, was 'hot as fuck.'
Incensed that an artist that was once his "idol" would say such a thing, MGK soon declared on his Instagram account: "FUCK RAP GOD IM THE RAP DEVIL...good morning @eminem.
"im standing up for not just myself, but my generation. im doing the same shit you did back in ur day. life is still real on my side, and i had to take time from the grind to defend myself from someone i called an idol. love, Rap Devil.
The multitalented artist, whose real name is Richard Colson Baker, started his diss track by rapping: "Ayy, somebody grab him some clippers / His fucking beard is weird / Tough talk from a rapper paying millions for security a year / I think my dad's gone crazy / Yeah, Hailie, you right / Dad's always mad cooped up in the studio, yelling at the mic".
He then proceeds to label him a 'fu**ing dweeb' before attacking his choice of clothing - 'sweatsuits and them corny hats'.
He also took umbrage at Em being triggered by a tweet he wrote six years ago: "Man, you sound like a bitch, bitch / Man up and handle your shit (ugh) / Mad about something I said in 2012 / Took you six years and a surprise album just to come with a diss."
The younger rapper, whose chiseled features and 6'4" height has landed him a string of modeling jobs, also mocked the rapper for his diminutive 5'8" stature.
While fans weren't exactly buying into the diss the way they have with other artists, perhaps most recently evidenced by the high-profile Pusha T and Drake beef, many comments on social media appeared to be impressed by the track.
"Wow... as much as I wanted Machine Gun Kelly's diss to be whack, he actually slaughters Eminem. Let's just hope Eminem don't have a relapse and turn back into Slim Shady."
Another wrote, "Fair play to Machine Gun Kelly for having the balls to release an Eminem diss track, but as brilliant as the song is, it could be the biggest mistake he's ever made..."
Eminem's 10th album Kamikaze, released just months after the critically-panned Revival, also took aim at Drake, Migos, and Tyler the Creator.