Some have mentioned that beef with Eminem drove Machine Gun Kelly out of the rap recreation and into the pop-punk world. To commemorate his return to hip-hop, MGK (Colson Baker, 33) seemingly picked a struggle with Jack Harlow. Within the “Renegade Freestyle” video that MGK dropped on Might 6, the “Emo Woman” singer seemingly dissed Jack, 25, with the strains, “I see why they name you Jackman/ you jacked man’s complete swag / Give Drake his circulate again / I eat rappers like Pac-Man.”
The “Jackman” line is an obvious reference to Harlow’s just lately launched album, Jackman. That album contained the tune “They Don’t Love It,” wherein Jack proclaims himself the most effective white rapper since Eminem, 50. “The toughest white boy because the one who rapped about vomit and sweaters,” rapped Harlow, per Genius, referencing Eminem’s “Lose Your self,” the hit monitor from 8 Mile. Harlow additionally added. “And maintain the feedback ’trigger I promise you I’m actually higher than whoever got here to your head proper then.”
Jack Harlow in contrast Drake with the discharge of his 2022 album, Come Residence The Children Miss You. “From the sidelines of Louisville, he’s watched Drake’s dominance proliferate since he was 11 years previous – finding out the last word crossover artist’s transformation and taking notes,” author Larisha Paul wrote for The Fader. “Now, he has entry to the oracle himself, and we’re seeing the Drake-ification of Jack Harlow play out in real-time.”
It stays to be seen if “They Don’t Love It” would be the alabaster model of Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Massive Sean’s “Management.” The 2013 tune noticed Ok.Dot name out eleven rising rappers by title, which noticed them drop their very own songs in response to the call-out.
MGK additionally seemingly referenced his feud with Eminem within the “Renegade Freestyle,” rapping how “The Crosshair’s a little bit shaky, they missed me by two inch.” Genius signifies that this could be a nod to Eminem’s “Killshot,” a 2018 diss monitor whose paintings put MGK’s face within the heart of the crosshairs. “So earlier than you die, let’s see who can out-petty who / Together with your corny strains (“Slim, you’re previous”)—ow, Kelly, ooh / However I’m 45, and I’m nonetheless outselling you,” rapped Em.
Eminem and MGK’s feud stems from a 2012 tweet wherein MGK mentioned that then-16-year-old Hailie Jade was “scorching as f***, in essentially the most respectful means attainable cuz Em is King.”
In 2018, MGK threw a little bit shade at Eminem on Tech N9ne’s “No Motive,” dissing Eminem’s “Rap God” tune (“You simply rap, you’re not Gods.”) Eminem responded on his tune “Not Alike” (“However subsequent time you don’t gotta use Tech N9ne / When you wanna come at me with a sub, Machine Gun / And I’m talkin’ to you, however you already know who the fuck you’re, Kelly / I don’t use sublims and positive as fuck don’t sneak-diss / However preserve commenting on my daughter Hailie.”)
MGK responded with “Rap Satan,” Hiya Marshall, my title’s Colson / You must return to Restoration (Wouh) / I do know your ego is hurtin’ / Simply knowin’ that all your followers found me (Hello) / He like, ‘Rattling, he a youthful me / Besides he clothes higher and I’m ugly / All the time making enjoyable of me’ / Cease all of the thuggery, Marshall, you livin’ in luxurious (Ayy).” Lower than two weeks after MGK launched “Rap Satan,” Eminem put out “Killshot.”
Although Kelly would say that Eminem “missed” with the diss monitor, he referenced how the viewers sided with Slim Shady. “Resort Diablo…as a hip-hop album, it’s flawless entrance to again, and likewise a touch on the evolution of how I went right into a pop-punk album,” MGK mentioned to Dave Franco in 2020 when discussing his 2019 album. “Nevertheless it was coming off the tail-end of that notorious beef [with Eminem]. So nobody wished to provide it the time of day.”
In 2020, MGK launched his first pop-punk album, Tickets To My Downfall. MGK’s rock profession wasn’t with out controversy, as he feuded with Corey Taylor of Slipknot. In 2022, MGK launched Mainstream Sellout, indicating that he was leaving rock to return to rap.
“There have been some individuals within the rock group who’ve known as me a vacationer, however they’re flawed. I’m a rocket man,” he mentioned throughout the 2022 American Music Awards. “These final two rock albums have been me going to the moon, however I’m not carried out exploring the universe but, and I’m all genres. I’ll see you on Mars.”
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