After initially calling Mac Miller the next Eminem, renowned real estate tycoon Donald Trump now wants to shake the Pittsburgh rapper for illegally using his name on a record.
Trump took to his Twitter page to lash out at the indie rap star.
“Little @MacMiller, you illegally used my name for your song “Donald Trump” which now has over 75 million hits.,” he tweeted January 31st.
“Little @MacMiller, I want the money not the plaque you gave me!”
“Little @MacMiller, I’m now going to teach you a big boy lesson about lawsuits and finance. You ungrateful dog!”
“See ungrateful Little @MacMiller’s statement to me a year ago–http://youtu.be/-4imKIOV0Q8?t=1m48s … – he was kissing my ass!”
“Little @MacMiller–I have more hair than you do and there’s a slight age difference.” (Donald Trump’s Twitter)
Some sites have already started to speculate if Trump’s Twitter page may have been hacked.
By the end of it though, we were starting to think that maybe The Donald got hacked, because this one was just odd: “Little @MacMiller–I have more hair than you do and there’s a slight age difference.” The video for “Donald Trump” currently has over 75 million views on YouTube. In a recent interview, Mac Miller wasn’t too enthusiastic about The Donald. Mac isn’t a fan of his political aspirations–can you blame him?–and hates even more when Trump references his name on Twitter. “He’s being such a f—ing douchebag…he still tweets the video … and says things like ‘Mac Miller. You’re welcome.'” (RapFix)
Back in summer 2011, Trump reacted to Miller’s self-titled ode and proclaimed him a hip-hop great.
“A lot of people are calling me about the Mac Miller rap song,” Trump said in a video. “Now, it’s named ‘Donald Trump.’ Maybe you should pay me a lot of money, but it just did over 20 million people, tuning into Mac Miller. So in one way, I’m proud of him. I haven’t actually seen the , it’s a little hard to understand on the song itself. Probably, it’s not the cleanest language you’ve ever heard, but this kid is the new Eminem. Everybody says he’s fantastic. Let’s see what it is. But the ‘Donald Trump’ song just hit over 20 million, that’s not so bad. I’m very proud of him.” (From The Desk of Trump)
Mac later responded to the accolades and getting compared to Grammy-winning rap star Eminem.
“I thought it was so ridiculous how people got so worked up over him being like, ‘You’re the new Eminem.’ What do you expect him to say? It’s Donald Trump — he’s not going to be like, ‘I was listening to this Mac Miller kid and he seems influenced by A Tribe Called Quest and he seems like he listened to a lot of Big L growing up,” Miller said in an interview. “All he meant was that I’m a white rapper and I’m blowing up…People were like, ‘How could the Donald say that? How could they say that Mac Miller is Eminem? They’re different!’ Obviously, we’re different, dude. Don’t worry about what Donald Trump calls me — I was just excited that I’ve reached a level where someone like that, I’m on their radar. I’m ’bout to hit him to borrow the jet real quick. That man’s got paper. I’ll get there though. He definitely thinks he’s the coolest dude in hip-hop.” (Hard Knock TV)
Check out Mac Miller speaking on Donald Trump: