Eminem, Machine Gun Kelly: Nine beefs in the music industry
3 months ago, 23 Sep 10:43
Epic feuds and hip-hop are tied at the waist, coming from the streets where rap battles began. Some stars, like Eminem, owe their street-cred to their prowess on the rap battle front.
In the 1990s we had the arguably most notorious feud, the East Coast/West Coast beef that saw a couple of rappers gunned down, including the two most critically acclaimed rappers of all time Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.
After Notorious B.I.G died, Jay Z and Nas who were the topmost contenders of the throne as the best East Coast rappers took on each other, a feud that rolled down all the way to 2005 when the two accepted a truce.
This was not the end of this feud though as Canibus and LL Cool J were also entangled in the East Coast vs West Coast saga and they traded barbs on tracks before things escalated to the point where even Mike Tyson got involved.
There have been numerous such occasions including the recent beef between Pusha T and Drake, which has been taking different shapes every day. The beef season is back with rappers getting into each other’s face, although it never degenerated to drive-by shootings after several highly-publicised Hip-hop Peace Summits.
Whether you love them or hate them, animosity and rivalry help the hip-hop world go round. These are some of the latest brewing rivalries.
Eminem versus Machine Gun Kelly and G Eazy
Despite Eminem getting into loggerheads with many other people including Ja Rule, DJ Akademiks and Joe Budden, the most conspicuous beef has been among these three. Not all with each other, but all at the same time, making for a whole tangled web of confusion.
Last month, Eminem dropped his 10th album, Kamikaze, where he mentioned MGK. The two rappers have been beefing since 2012, when MGK, now 28, tweeted that Eminem’s daughter, Hailie, who was 16 at the time, was “hot as (expletive)”, which MGK has said got him blackballed in the industry.
Their feud caught fire again when Eminem took aim at the rapper in Not Alike, a track in the new album, Kamikaze, and MGK in turn slapped back with Rap Devil. And on Killshot, Eminem insults MGK’s appearance: “How you gonna name yourself after a (expletive) gun and have a man bun.”
G-Eazy, out of nowhere, side swept MGK with a shot of his own on a song called Bad Boy, in which he refers to MGK as his “mini-me”. He mocks MGK’s album sales and being jealous of his on-and-off relationship with Halsey. That very same day, MGK dropped a freestyle diss coming for G-Eazy. His shots: G-Eazy copied his blonde hair. He also posted an Instagram photo of himself and G-Eazy side-by-side, saying G-Eazy is his mini-me, not the other way around and that G-Eazy has been lying.
Cardi B versus Nicki Minaj
These two collaborators-turned-rivals made headlines once again after they got into a heated altercation during the New York Fashion week where Cardi threw a shoe at Nicki. This marked the escalation of a feud that’s played ...
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