In a new interview with hip-hop personality Sway Calloway, Em responded to a handful of accusations Kelly made on his beef track.
“Now I’m in this f*cking weird thing because I’m like, I gotta answer this motherf*cker. And everytime I do that, it makes that person, as irrelevant as people say I am in hip-hop, I make them bigger by getting to this thing where I’m like, ‘I want to destroy him.’ But I also don’t want to make him bigger. Do you know what I’m saying? Because now you’re a f*cking enemy. So I’ll leave it at that. I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do at this point. Right now. Because I’m still kind of waiting to see what – [have I heard ‘Rap Devil’ yet?] I heard it. It’s not bad for him. He had some good lines in it. [Did we call Interscope to shelf his music?] F*ck no! I have never – made a call to Diddy, really? I got Diddy’s number, just hit him up? ‘Yo, Diddy, what up?’ Never happened. It didn’t feel like a diss to me, it just felt like, pitiful. Like, ‘Ah, f*ck’ Now I’m feeling bad for something I didn’t even have to do with. So that’s how that happened. So he made a reply to my reply. So regardless of what he wants to say, ‘It’s from six years ago,’ motherf*cker, shut the f*ck up. Shut the f*ck up. I’m telling you the reason I dissed you now. I’m telling you and I’m gonna sit back and wait for a second just to see because if people start firing off and I start trying to answer everybody I dissed on Kamikaze or had words about, I’m going to be going the next f*cking five or six years making diss song after diss song.” (“The Kamikaze Interview Part 2”)
Last week, Machine Gun Kelly updated a Michigan concert crowd on where things stood in their rap feud.
“This is not a battle between Michigan and Ohio,” the Cleveland-based Machine Gun Kelly told the Grand Rapids crowd. “This is a battle between the past and the (expletive) future.” “Knees weak of old age — the real Slim Shady can’t stand up,” MGK continued, as he launched into a live version of “Rap Devil,” his harsh lyrical attack on the veteran Detroit rapper. (USA Today)
In a recent interview, West Coast rapper O.T Genasis said Em shouldn’t entertain MGK’s disses.
“Stop the white on white crime, man. [laughs] Let’s stop the white on white crime. I actually didn’t hear [MGK’s ‘Rap Devil’] – I heard a snippet of it. I haven’t heard it. I heard Em went after him. I’m not sure. I heard Em went after him and then now he’s just trying to hold down his part. You kinda can’t just sit there and be a b*tch and let somebody talk about you. Em is the greatest. Yeah, the greatest. The goat. [Should Em respond?] Nah. He’s too great for that. Too great for that.” (TMZ)
Producer Mr. Porter believes Em is going to inevitably respond to MGK’s verbal shots.
“Right now, he in there working. We doing something else right now, but trust me, we’ll get to it. I’ll tell you this: I wouldn’t wanna be him. It’s great that you took that opportunity and did that, hey, kudos to you, good for you. The one thing that I’m worried about – you remember when [Marvel Cinematic Universe character] Thanos threw that whole planet at Iron Man?” (Skoglund16 TV)