US rapper Machine Gun Kelly has opened up about the ongoing feud between himself and hip-hop icon Eminem, explaining that the whole thing has been “muddied” by the internet.

Back in 2012, the seeds for a feud between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly were sown when the latter shared a Tweet noting that the former’s then-16-year-old daughter Hailie is “hot as fuck.”

While tensions likely simmered for a few years, Eminem finally addressed these comments in his 2018 song ‘Not Alike’, which specifically name-checked Kelly, and caused him to release his own response song, ‘Rap Devil’, named in honour of Eminem’s ‘Rap God’.

While the back-and-forth seemed to continue, Eminem’s ‘Killshot’ seemingly put an end to things, with MGK remaining relatively silent on the matter until now.

Check out ‘Killshot’ by Eminem:

Now, Machine Gun Kelly has opened up about the feud between the pair, explaining on Complex’s Everyday Struggle podcast how it came to be, and denying he ever went against the rapper as a means to making a name for himself.

“The internet thing trying to muddy it,” Machine Gun Kelly explained. “That was a little annoying because it was kinda like, we can’t be a generation that rides only because a person’s a legend and strictly goes off that factor.

“When we do something for our generation, step up and acknowledge what happened, hold it down. That was not something I was expecting to ever happen.

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“I said what I said, I don’t give a fuck. That should be the narrative for anyone in our generation.”

Check out Machine Gun Kelly’s interview:

Noting that he initially found Eminem’s mention of his name was “funny”, Kelly explained that his ‘Rap Devil’ response was recorded in a locker room immediately after he heard the insults in ‘Not Alike’.

“I just did that on the spot, hours after that shit released,” he explained. “Like, fuck this motherfucker! Load the protools up. We loaded a picture of him and started riding the motherfucker.

“I did three verses, I called Cordae on FaceTime, played him the first three verses. He was like, ‘Bro, this Em, man, you gotta go off’. I was like, ‘I just went off!’ He was like, ‘Nah, just finish him!’ I remember I put that fourth verse, and that fourth verse was the mean shit.”

However, when asked if the pair could reconcile in the future, Machine Gun Kelly kept his response simple, stating that producers should “put us on a track, see who comes harder.”

At this stage, Eminem hasn’t responded to Machine Gun Kelly’s comments, but there’s no saying he’s not working on a furious diss track as we speak.

Check out ‘Rap Devil’ by Machine Gun Kelly: