Machine Gun Kelly appears to be booed on stage during Eminem diss
It seems as though the feud between rappers Machine Gun Kelly and Eminem is reaching a crescendo, as the two trade insults and barbs and their fans get more and more vitriolic. The trouble first began when Kelly made an enemy of Slim Shady himself, after making some pretty NSFW comments about his daughter. Then, in MGK's song "Rap Devil" the 28-year-old accused Eminem of trying to sideline his career, and later publicly stated on Twitter that he was "standing up for not just myself, but my generation. [I'm] doing the same sh*t you did back in your day."
In response to this, Eminem came out, gun blazing, with a brutal diss track entitled "Killshot", in which he states (among other things) "I'm talkin' to you, but you already know who the f**k you are, Kelly/I don't use sublimes and sure as f**k don't sneak-diss/But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie."
MGK has tried to remain aloof in the face of Slim's criticism. But now a video on YouTube appears to show a crowd at a recent Fall Out Boy concert, where MGK was the support act, booing him off the stage, after a performance of "Rap Devil." The rapper also posted a picture of himself to Instagram, where he can be seen gesturing in front of a huge crowd. However, according to some witnesses, the picture was pretty heavily staged.
One YouTube commenter stated: "MGK took this photo in front of the Fall Out Boy audience that was waiting for them to come on stage and do their set. He was wearing a jacket when he asked the crowd if they would put up their middle fingers for a picture, he turned around to take the jacket off and they had no idea what shirt he was wearing. He couldn’t pull a crowd this big, of course, they were excited, they were waiting to see the band that they actually paid for!"
Other comments on the YouTube video and Instagram snap have been similarly brutal, with one person writing "U r good but not even close to EM. Sorry about that. Also, stop using #falloutboy crowd to make yourself feel better. Also also, #KILLSHOT is not on iTunes cuz EM doesn’t need rely on u to make money. Anyway, I respected u until you fake this sh*t. Bye Kelly U will be missed. [sic]" while another added: "@machinegunkelly if you have the balls delete this and do it at your concert, not at the Fall Out Boys’ concert…you didn’t even have the balls to tell them what was the purpose of the photo! Do it at your concert with your 40 fans watching [sic]."
Who knows when the two rappers are going to learn to bury the hatchet? For now, it seems like they're nowhere near ready to reconcile. But it seems as though more people are on Eminem's side. Figures.