“Now everybody gotta take a L”
The latest development in Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly’s beef is a lose for everyone, according to some. Slim Shady’s “Killshot” — the four-minute-long diss written by Eminem aimed at Machine Gun Kelly — broke the record for the highest 24-hour YouTube debut for a hip-hop video, getting 38.1 million views in its first day.
More than that, the “Killshot” audio video has the third highest debut numbers for a YouTube video period, coming behind Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” and BTS’ “Idol.”
Why MGK would publicly go after an artist with the status of the bestselling rapper of all time is still a mystery to some fans. However, others believe the feud is all make-believe.
For those who haven’t been keeping up with the rappers’ exchange… The beef started with the release of Eminem’s Kemikaze — which tore through the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at No. 1. On the album’s track “Not Alike,” Eminem ruffled MGK’s feathers for calling his daughter “hot as f**k” on Twitter in 2012. MGK responded with “Rap Devil,” prompting Em to hit back with “Killshot.”
Fans have began questioning the authenticity of the rappers’ beef after noticing that both “Not Alike” and “Rap Devil” list Ronnie J as a producer. More than that, Ronnie J helped write “Rap Devil.”
There’s also the very convenient timing to take into consideration.
Rather the beef is legit or not, according to 50 Cent, it made trouble for everyone. The rapper chimed in on Eminem’s YouTube accomplishment, tweeting, “Man do you this s**t.”
“Think about it,” he continued. “The biggest hip hop song on youtube […] now everybody gotta take a L because of MGK.”
“What the f**k, we didn’t have anything to do with this s**t […] how many times y’all was playing that s**t,” he concluded. “LOL get the strap.”