Diddy Says That Eminem's Accusation That He Killed Tupac Is 'In His Hands'
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This much we know: Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly have beef. Serious beef, as the pair continue to be locked in a battle that feels like it's been raging since before the very dawn of time itself. OK, there are some who believe it's a bit of a publicity stunt - but who are we to judge?
Well, in the latest installment to a saga that's fast becoming an epic to rival the works of JRR Tolkien, it seems Eminem has actually ruffled some feathers - and surprisingly, not MGK's this time.
Diddy actually. Or Puff Daddy, Puff, P. Diddy - whatever he's calling himself these days (honestly, who has the time to keep up?). So, Diddy and MGK are pals, but then again, it's Hollywood - you're chums with whoever is in the spotlight at that moment.
In Eminem's latest diss track 'Killshot' he rapped about Diddy being responsible for the death of Tupac Shakur.
He sang: "Killshot, I will not fail, I'm with the Doc still / But this idiot's boss pops pills and tells him he's got skills / But, Kells, the day you put out a hit's the day Diddy admits / That he put the hit out that got Pac killed, ah!"
Even though he later joked: "And I'm just playin', Diddy" - it seems the 48-year-old Bad Boy Records founder ain't best pleased.
While Diddy hasn't addressed the diss track directly, others who have spoken to him have. According to Joe Budden's recent podcast, Diddy is aware of the situation and said it's 'in his hands'.
Budden explained: "Nothing to speculate about. Nothing to talk about. Puff said it's in his hands and he said I can tell ya. That's the end of that. He said, 'Yeah, there's nothing to say about it. It's in my hands.' He's wild. Period."
Fellow hip-hop artist Jay Electronica later directed a tweet to Eminem, which has since been deleted, saying: "How dare you accuse Diddy of killing Tupac while you completely look pass Jimmy Iovine and those who profited from his death the MOST.
"You best tread carefully Son, before I come tear your ivory tower down like Sulaiman done the Templar Knights. #ripProof."
13 September marked the 22nd anniversary of Tupac Shakur's death.
The seminal hip-hop artist died after a violent disagreement following a Mike Tyson boxing match in Las Vegas boiled over. He was shot several times while travelling in a car on 7 September 1996.
His mother, Afeni Shakur, made the agonising decision to turn off his life support machine nearly a week later. No-one was ever brought to justice for his murder, though several people have claimed to know who did it.
Is Eminem staking a claim to knowing the facts, or just trying to wind up another rival?
He and MGK have indulge din a ping-pong exchange of diss tracks in recent weeks, which have now surely reached their peak in severity levels (and have certainly plumbed the depths when it comes to maturity).
In his latest contribution, MGK took it right back to the playground when he compared his height (yes, height) to how tall - well, short, Eminem is.
BRUTAL. Hip-hop beef, what will they think of next?