Eminem is “not sure” if he’s going to respond to rapper Machine Gun Kelly’s diss track, “Rap Devil.”
“I’m not sure exactly what I’m gonna do at this point now,” the “Kamikaze” emcee told radio D.J. Sway in a sit-down interview on Slim Shady’s own YouTube page.
“Now I’m in this f—ing weird thing, because I’m like, ‘I gotta answer this motherf—er,'” Marshall Mathers said about what he interpreted to be repeated MGK disses. “And every time I do that, it makes that person — as irrelevant as people say I am in hip-hop, I make them bigger by getting into this thing, where I’m like, I want to destroy him. But I also don’t want to make him bigger.'”
Eminem was actually fairly gracious with his own opinion of “Rap Devil.”
“It’s not bad for him,” he told Sway. “He got some good lines in it.”
Watch “Rap Devil” here — it’s solid:
Eminem also addressed Machine Gun Kelly’s original comments about his then 16-year-old daughter Hailie being “hot” — which seems to have started the problem between them — but says that’s not actually the reason he dissed him. Or at least it wasn’t the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Also, that phone call to Diddy and Interscope Records that MGK spit about on his response to “Fall”? It never happened.
“It didn’t feel like a diss to me. It just felt pitiful, like, ‘Ah, f—‘” Eminem said of those bars. “Now I’m feeling bad for something I ain’t even have [anything] to do with.”
Here’s the music video for “Fall”:
Eminem also responded to former Shady Records artist Joe Budden’s podcast takedown of the label co-founder’s treatment of hip-hop group Slaughterhouse, which was comprised of Budden, Royce da 5’9”, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz.
Listen to Budden’s lengthy critique here.
Get Em’s counterpoints via the video above. Watch Part 1 of the interview here: