Is the so-called beef between rappers Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly real or fake?
Machine Gun Kelly was recently booed off the stage during a recent show when he performed his Eminem diss track, “Rap Devil.” A video posted to YouTube shows a crowd reacting to him performing the song attacking Eminem.
You might be wondering why Machine Gun Kelly would release a diss track against Eminem or why the two rappers have a beef with each other in the first place. It all goes back to Eminem’s latest album released in August and a Machine Gun Kelly tweet from 2012.
Why are Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly mad at each other?
Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly have been going back and forth since as early as 2012 when MGK tweeted something about Eminem’s daughter, Hailie Scott-Mathers. On Mat 12, 2012 Machine Gun Kelly said Eminem’s daughter is “hot as f—k.”
August 31, 2012: When Eminem released his 10th studio album, Kamikaze, the rapper called out several rappers on a few of his songs, including the Cleveland rapper, Machine Gun Kelly.
On the track called “Not Alike,” Eminem goes after several rappers in the song but also digs into MGK for his comments about Eminem’s daughter.
September 8, 2018: After MGK caught wind of Eminem’s diss, he released his own diss track about Eminem called “Rap Devil.”
September 14: Following “Rap Devil,” Eminem fired back with another diss track aimed directly at Machine Gun Kelly called “Killshot.”
Rap Devil and Killshot produced by the same person?
Ronald Spence Jr., also known as Ronny J, produced both MGK’s Rap Devil and Eminem’s Killshot, which makes this so-called rap beef appear suspicious.
Emiem/MGK beef is a scam to promote their albums. (Kamikaze and Binge). Ronny J and Ronald Spence Jr. are the same person. He co-wrote and produced “Rap Devil” for MGK and did production on “Not Alike” (Eminem’s diss to MGK on Kamikaze) and “The Ringer” for Eminem. pic.twitter.com/Fum4RWQ0GW
— Ryan Fairbanks (@RFairbanks9) September 17, 2018
Is the Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly beef staged?
Some Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly fane believe the squabble might be a ploy to get more song streams and digital downloads of their music.
Another reason why the Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly rap beef could be fake is that they are both signed to the same record label, Interscope Records.
It seems odd that both rappers signed to the same record label have diss tracks against each other produced by the same person.
Both rappers have also been actively posting to social media and exchanging jabs with each other since releasing the music.
Eminem releases Killshot artwork directed at MGK
Machine Gun Kelly fires back
Following the release of Eminem’s Killshot, MGK mentioned he’s dropping an EP on September 21 called Binge.
While we’re not exactly sure why Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly seem to have bad blood (cue Taylor Swift). It appears that the so-called rap beef is doing well for their streams and downloads. While this particular rap beef doesn’t have the same kind of flair as other rap feuds such as Pusha T vs Drake or Nicki Minaj vs Cardi B, we’re sure Interscope records isn’t complaining about the attention the two artists are getting at the moment.