New Theory Will Change The Way You Look At The MGK Vs. Eminem Beef
The Machine Gun Kelly and Eminem feud is surely the most fascinating pop culture moment in recent times and, as it stands, the conflict between the two rappers shows no signs of slowing. Far from it.
But, today, a twist to the saga threw a total spanner in the works and has left us and fans questioning the entire feud that we believe to be reality. Before we dive in, let's start at the beginning.
Things between the pair heated up when Eminem released his controversial new album, Kamikaze, in which he took swipes at everyone from Donald Trump to Tyler, the Creator. Oh, yeah, and MGK.
The last one touched a nerve and was reportedly a result of the 28-year-old rapper once calling Em's daughter Hailie "hot as fuck" back in 2012. In response to the diss, MGK released 'Rap Devil' where he called Eminem "sober and bored", adding: "Still can't cover up the fact the last four albums as bad as your selfie."
It stung, yes, but not nearly as much as Em's response track 'Kill Shot'. Released last week, the track tears MGK apart and has led to an internet storm of people hailing the rapper's career as dead along with the hashtag #RIP MGK.
Since then there's been a veritable back and forth, with MGK taking a swipe at Shady on Twitter, stating that Eminem missed with 'Killshot', and 50 Cent backing Em in the ongoing feud.
Now we're about up to date with everything that's been happening over the last couple of weeks, we're about to blow your minds with a tidbit that might just change the way you perceive this entire ordeal - apparently the entire thing was planned.
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First up, both artists have made a pretty penny from the beef so far, with both of their diss tracks going viral and racking up millions of views on YouTube.
Secondly, Eminem and MGK are signed to Interscope, meaning their label would have a vested interest in the publicity this rap battle is drawing in.
But the most damning piece of evidence is that a number of fans have spotted how 'Rap Devil' was posted by MGK six months ago. That means he didn't whip the track out in a matter of days after the release of Kamikaze.
Fans have since taken to Twitter to speculate the theory, with one stating: "It's all inside work both have dealings at Interscope MGK and Eminem what better way of giving his career a breath of fresh air is dissing one of the larger acts on the imprint."
One Twitter user wrote: "@Interscope is the real winner in this beef. I wouldn't be surprised if they have someone writing @machinegunkelly's response to @Eminem's Killshot right now. It's mad obvious from MGK's previous music he didn't write Rap Devil. It'll be even more obvious if he responds."
Another said: "Interscope is make so much money off MGK and Eminem beef." [sic]
Even rapper OverTime got involved:
Of course, this is all just speculation right now, but that Soundcloud screengrab is suspect and it would certainly make a lot of sense. Whether that means the rap beef is off the grill is yet to be seen - if it is then it was fun while it lasted.
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