Ariel Winter slams Iggy Azalea for her 'awkward' Eminem diss
While there are plenty of celebs doing good in the world – take your pick for A-listers donating money, advocating for body positivity, and generally spreading good vibes – there's no denying the people love a good celebrity spat. Whether it's Cardi B throwing shoes at Nicki Minaj, or Nicki Minaj throwing shade at Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott, Hollywood beef is somewhat of a regularly occurring treat.
The latest fight of the famous people is a triple-threat between Modern Family star Ariel Winter, and rappers Iggy Azalea and Eminem. Well, maybe it's a four-person fight, because it all originated from a "diss track" that Eminem wrote about another rapper called Machine Gun Kelly.
Let's take it back a bit, shall we? This Machine Gun Kelly apparently released a song called Rap Devil, containing lyrics that are moderately savage towards Eminem and his latest album. To that, Eminem responded with his own diss track called Killshot, which contains a series of clapbacks designed to put the younger rapper back in his place, including the insult that his "beard's weird".
How did Iggy and Ariel get caught up in all this? Well, Eminem name-drops a bunch of celebs in Killshot, including Iggy, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Jay Z and... Lil Tay(??).
The lyric in reference to Iggy is not so complimentary...
"You ain't never made a list next to no Biggie, no Jay
Next to Taylor Swift and that Iggy ho, you about to really blow".
Well, it seems Iggy didn't really appreciate her reference in Eminem's song, and called him out for his "lazy" verses in a tweet. "Diss songs shouldn’t be filled with celebrity name drops to pad out lazy bars," she wrote.
It clearly sparked quite the controversy, with her later tweeting that she was "beyond prepared to be trolled for this opinion".
She also clarified what she meant while simultaneously defending his other music. "Also let’s talk about why it’s lazy now; but wasn’t in the earlier work. The earlier stuff was crazy, twisted and creative," she wrote. "This stuff feels more like picking names that fit easily into a rhyme scheme."
And if you thought that wasn't enough, then wait until you hear what Ariel Winter said when she joined in on the debate. Ariel, clearly a big Eminem fan, came to his defence after Iggy said that Killshot was full of "lazy" verses.
"Is she seriously calling out Eminem for having ‘lazy’ bars…….awkward because…I mean…," she tweeted, next to that ever perfect meme of the guy smiling while surrounded by question marks.
The Modern Family actress's remark incited mixed responses, which prompted her to explain what she meant.
"I enjoy her music as well I just don’t think she should ever be calling Eminem’s verses lazy," she tweeted. "Her music is fun but it is not anywhere near Eminem’s caliber."
She later issued a much longer statement in response to criticism, clarifying that "Of course she can defend herself" and that she was criticising the comment "about his lyrics being called lazy", and not Iggy herself.
"Please stop saying I only fake care about women because that is incredibly untrue," she wrote. "Difference of opinion with a female artist doesn't mean I hate women in the slightest."
Are you still keeping up? Yeah, me neither.