As one of the world's most prolific rappers, it's rare you'll find someone willing to challenge Slim Shady for fear of reprisal. For context, on his surprise album Kamikaze, Em came for MGK's throat - he's that Cleveland rapper not named Kid Cudi, Pete Davidson's look-alike, the bad guy in Beyond the Lights, and Amber Rose's ex - on a track calling out MGK for calling his daughter, Hailie, "hot as fuck" in 2012 (when she was still underage).
In the third installment of his interview series with rapper and MTV News exec Sway Calloway, Eminem said the homophobic slur aimed at former friend Tyler, the Creator was the only diss on his "Kamikaze" album he "kept going back to", saying to himself, "I don't feel right with this". "Stan, son, listen, man, dad isn't mad/ But how you gonna name yourself after a damn gun and have a man bun?". "So before you die let's see who can out-petty who / With your corny rhymes / Ow, Kelly, ooh, but I'm 45 and I'm still outselling you / By 29 I had three albums that had blew".
"I don't give a fuck about your career".
"I'd rather be 80-year-old me than 20-year-old you".
"I was angry when I said the shit about Tyler", Eminem explains in the interview. "The day you put out a hit's the day that Diddy admits that he put the hit out that got Pac killed".
Many people believed Eminem had gone after MGK because of comments the OH rapper made about his daughter Hailie, but now Eminem has cleared up any confusion and explained exactly why he dropped the diss. "I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do at this point right now".
"Because now you're a fucking enemy' [.] I'll leave it at that". You're not even in the fucking conversation.
Sway went on to ask about MGK and their "discrepancy" to which Em responded: "Just for the record the thing that was going on that he was saying about my daughter, I didn't even know about that until literally like a year and a half later".