Never one to stay quiet, Em has unloaded about the feud in a new interview with Sway Calloway. Over the course of their lengthy talk, the rapper explained that he hadn’t heard about Kelly’s comments about Hailie until long after the fact.
“It never hit my radar and then one day, you know, you go down the f—ing wormhole of YouTube or whatever right? So I see ‘Machine Gun Kelly talks about Eminem’s daughter.’ So, I’m like ‘What the f—?’ I click on it…he starts doing a press run basically about Hailie. I’m like, ‘What the f—? Yo, my man better chill.’”
According to Eminem, the Hailie comments were just the tip of the iceberg.
“The reason I dissed him is actually a lot more petty than that. The reason that I dissed him is… first what he said, ‘I’m the greatest rapper alive since my favorite rapper banned me from Shade 45, or whatever he said, right? Like I’m trying to hinder his career. I don’t give a f— about your career. You think I actually f—ing think about you? You know how many f—ing rappers are better than you? You’re not even in the f—ing conversation.”
Eminem elaborated on what he considers the Catch-22 of rap feuds — wanting to get the last word in without giving the “enemy” extra publicity.
“Now, I’m in this f—ing weird thing because I’m like I have to answer this motherf—er and every time I do that, it makes that person—as irrelevant as people say I am in hip hop, I make them bigger by getting into this thing where I’m like, I want to destroy him, but I also don’t want to make him bigger because now you’re a f—ing enemy. I’ll leave it at that.”