Shady Records’ rapper Yelawolf has responded to recent remarks made by newly signed Bad Boy Records emcee Machine Gun Kelly after being accused of taking subliminal shots at him on multiple occasions.
Clearing the air by denying MGK’s claims, Yela said he has never heard the Cleveland rapper’s music.
“He’s being sensitive. He thinks I’m talking about him [when I’m not],” Yela said in an interview with radio host Bootleg Kev. “The best thing that he could do is if he has a problem or if he has something he needs to say to me, just say my name, dog. This is hip-hop, if you’ve got something you want to rap about, just rap about it. At the end of the day, this is the God’s honest truth, on the Bible, I haven’t heard any of his songs — just because a rapper is white, I don’t feel the need to attack them; part of my crew is white rappers — put it on wax — Machine Gun Kelly, if you want it, come get it. Drop your verse, do whatever you want to [do]. If you want to take it there, we can take it there – and that goes for anybody else, too. If you’re feeling froggy, jump motherf*cker.” (Bootleg Kev)
Yela’s remarks come just days after MGK called him out during a radio interview.
This comes after MGK’s appearance on New York’s Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club morning show last week where he said he felt Yela was taking subliminal shots at him with his cypher verse. “Real talk, I just think he takes shots at me in every one of his raps, like the BET cypher,” Kelly said. “I felt like that was all about me.” (XXL Mag)
Although Yela is down to battle MGK, he previously said he would want no part of Eminem in a battle rap.
The unassuming southern rapper, who possesses one of the more blistering flows in the game, humbly bowed down to his new boss Eminem. “I’d say Marshall is definitely at the top of the list,” agreed Yela. “Cyhi Da Prince is metaphorically the illest dude out right now in my opinion. Just the way that he can flip words, he’ll just tear you apart.” Yela confessed during the interview that battling wasn’t his forte such as it was for Em in his younger days coming up in Detroit. Hailing from the small town of Gadsden in Alabama, the opportunity for head to head competition for Yela was scarce. “Where I grew up, there was never a battle scene,” shared Yelawolf. “I never got to exercise that because frankly it’ll get you beat up in Gadsden.” Yela added, “There was never no scene, no ciphers, no real scene to get in. So I’m not really equipped in that arena anyway.” Yela wrapped up his answers succinctly by saying “I definitely wouldn’t want it with Marshall or [Cyhi Da] Prince. Nobody does.” (RapFix)
Last year, Eminem gave out some personal advice for battle emcees.
“I came up on the local Detroit scene and everything was about battling,” Em said in an interview. “If you wanted to make a name for yourself, the battle scene was so huge, it was battles every couple months where anybody who was anybody trying to make a name for themselves would come out. I think one of my greatestinspirations or things that I would feed off of was people not believing, the cloud of doubt I felt hanging over my head and I just wanted to prove everybody wrong. I wanted to make it and I was gonna make it regardless of what anybody said. I’m looking for somebody, one to stand out to be unique and also say the sickest, most ridiculous retarded sh*t you can say and think of that would make somebody quit. Emcees have competitive spirits, that’s why we’re in it and we do what we do. I would have written lines, I would have punchlines, that I would be prepared to say at anytime to kinda figure out on the spot what punchlines I would pick and choose for this person that was in my face but also be able to mix in freestyle with it. That would be the basic formula that I would follow, have my punchlines ready to go but also be able to say something spontaneous too.” (Real Talk NY)
Check out Yelawolf’s interview below: