Eminem found a way to get people invested in his feud with Machine Gun Kelly, even if they don’t care about him or Machine Gun Kelly: By joking that Kelly won’t get a hit until Diddy admits he had Tupac murdered.
No one, to be clear, has been arrested or convicted in Tupac’s 1996 unsolved killing in Las Vegas, and many people said Eminem was out of bounds to even float a Diddy connection as a hypothetical.
“The day you put out a hit’s the day Diddy admits/That he put the hit out that got Pac killed,” Eminem rapped to Kelly in the new diss track “Killshot.” In the outro, Eminem adds, “I’m just playin’, Diddy, you know I love you.”
Representatives for Diddy did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
But others’ reaction was swift. Hip-hop artist Jay Electronica was clearly outraged, tweeting, “How dare you accuse diddy of killing tupac while you completely look past jimmy iovine and those who profited from his death the MOST.”
One user posted the meme of a stone-faced Homer Simpson slowly backing into a shrub with the caption, “Diddy after listening to that Tupac line on Eminem’s “Killshot”
Sooo Eminem just said diddy was the one that put the hit on Tupac ? pic.twitter.com/WebRnlxPxS
— simamkele (@sma_mtayise) September 14, 2018
— The Tylt (@TheTylt) September 14, 2018
Machine Gun Kelly’s song “Rap Devil” accuses Eminem of trying to sabotage his success. “Killshot” came in response.