MGK steps out to take on the Rap God.
Nobody saw this coming. Okay, we’re lying. Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) did not wait, like the rest of the other artists who were dissed by Eminem on #Kamikaze, for the smoke to clear.
That’s right folks, MGK has come out the gate with a diss track titled Rap Devil. Of course, Eminem, being known as the Rap God, made it clear enough that MGK was coming after Em on this one.
MGK made Rap Devil available to fans for streaming on YouTube. The interesting thing is that he has not capitalised on this by making the record available on mainstream streaming services like Tidal, Apple Music and Spotify.
5.6 million views in 18 hours is definitely a good look for the rapper who has been trying to get his career expanded to newer heights. However, Em already may have predicted this on The Ringer, the first song on #Kamikaze.
Weirdly enough, unlike many diss records, MGK was well versed about how he still thought Eminem was a GOAT (Greatest of all Time).
He did, however, throw a couple jabs, calling out the 45-year-old Em as a washed, angry legend who is not happy that people love him.
Fans did not appear to empathise with MGK though. People, after hearing the diss record, immediately bid farewell to the rapper’s career, implying that Em’s response would deal a killer blow to MGK’s status as a rapper.
Others questioned the potency of the diss record if all MGK did was pay compliments to Eminem.
The neutrals saw MGK’s response as a win and could not wait to see if Eminem is going to respond.