Machine Gun Kelly Claims He Apologised To Eminem Six Years Ago
With a due sense of exhaustion and dread, I bring to you the latest in the ongoing rap beef/never-ending saga that is Machine Gun Kelly vs Eminem.
After a frankly tiring set of exchanges that seem to now have been going on since the very beginning of time, the latest development actually sheds some light on the genesis of the whole argument.
In an interview with Power 105.1 FM's Breakfast Club show in New York, MGK has said that he tried to smooth things over years ago.
Of course, it's well documented that MGK was (and possibly still is) a huge Slim Shady fan. He's tweeted exactly that on numerous occasions over the years.
In the interview, he claimed to have settled - or at least tried to settle - any unpleasantness between the two rappers years ago.
He told the radio show's listeners: "Truth be told, we had handled it behind the scenes six years ago."
Kelly said that, whilst he didn't speak to Marshal Mathers III directly, he did contact his manager and make his apologies.
He didn't directly reference what he originally said in this latest interview, but thanks to the Internet we know that in 2012 he tweeted: "Ok so I just saw a picture of Eminem's daughter... and I have to say, she is hot as fuck, in the most respectful way possible cuz Em is king."
Is there a 'most respectful way possible' to say something like that? Because even if there is, that ain't it.
And another thing, at the time, Hailie would have been underage. That's bad.
However, Kelly claimed he didn't know how old she was. He said that he was referring to an article that he had seen about "this person that we had known through records is all grown up."
He continued: "I didn't feel like it was disrespectful, but I'm a father, I have a nine-year-old daughter, I get it 100 percent."
Discussing the matter at hand, Eminem's diss track, he said: "'Kill Shot' was a leg shot."
Oh great, we haven't heard the last of it yet.
The disagreement began years ago when Machine Gun Kelly made the above comments regarding Em's daughter, Hailie Scott.
Now, as many fathers wouldn't, Slim Shady didn't take too kindly to that. He mentioned MGK in a song, then MGK released a song, then Eminem released a song, then MGK did something else... you see where this is going.
Anyway, it has been said that this whole thing is a bit too coincidental and stage managed to be real, and there is certainly some truth in that. For example, both Kelly's 'Rap Devil' and Eminem's 'Kill Shot' were produced by the same guy.
The story continues, seemingly endlessly.
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