As much as we hate to admit it, we all love celebrity clashes — and there’s been no shortage of feuds lately. After some of the biggest A-lister blowouts (think the VMAs incident between Taylor Swift and Kanye West or the iconic Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears rivalry), there’s… Machine Gun Kelly? It turns out Megan Fox’s fiancé clashed with a lot of other rappers on his way to the top. In 2012, he fell on the wrong side of Eminem after openly lusting after his then 16-year-old daughter on social media. “[Hailie Jade] is hot as hell in the most respectful way because em is king,” Kelly tweeted.
Unfortunately for Kelly, Slim Shady saw nothing disrespectful about the post, and Kelly has strongly suggested that by doing so, Eminem may have sabotaged his career. In an interview with Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning,” Kelly claimed his controversial tweet is why “certain people aren’t even listening or judging.” [my album]and “in certain places you don’t even hear Machine Gun Kelly.” Per XXL MagKelly dug a deeper hole in 2015 by claiming Eminem banned him from his SiriusXM hip-hop channel, The Shade Room. Both Kelly and Eminem have shadowed each other via rap lyrics and social media — and they don’t seem ready to bury the hatchet anytime soon. Beyond Slim Shady, there’s another rapper that Kelly rubbed the wrong way.
G-Eazy released a diss track about MGK
As with Eminem, Machine Gun Kelly’s feud with fellow rapper G-Eazy is long-standing. Per Billboard, it started when G-Eazy broke up with Halsey and pictures of Halsey hanging out with Kelly began doing the rounds on social media. Halsey claimed the pictures were old and that she was single at the time, but Kelly kickstarted their relationship in 2018 during an interview with The Breakfast Club. When asked by host Charlamagne the god if he’s ever been intimate with “[G-Eazy’s] Girl,” aka Halsey, Kelly affirmed. “Absolutely,” he said. Halsey responded to the interview on Twitter with three words. “How absolutely pathetic,” she wrote.
G-Eazy didn’t take well to Kelly’s comments about Halsey, especially since he and Halsey later reconciled. In 2018, G-Eazy released his epic diss track “Bad Boy,” which was full of references to Kelly and Halsey. “MGK please stop fooling me, get over me/ You wanna be me, you’re mad you’re not as tall as me/ I’m everywhere… Shout a.”[n] Uber, turn on the radio, pretend you hear me / “Him & I’s on, mad you’re listening to Halsey sing to me,” he rapped. The last line’s name features Halsey’s song “Him & I,” in which she duets G-Eazy, and the two sing about their undying love for one another. The lyrics include epic proclamations like, “In the end it’s him and me… We have this love, the crazy kind.”
The feud between MGK and G-Eazy intensified
If you suspected Machine Gun Kelly wouldn’t take G-Eazy’s rap diss, then you were right. The “Bloody Valentine” singer, who appeared on Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex show, performed a freestyle rap and sang, “Only Easy I f**k with is E. The line hits at G-Eazy, who regularly wears an earring in one ear.
Taking to Twitter, Kelly accused G-Eazy of copying his look after he debuted a blonde hairstyle. Kelly also posted since-deleted photos of the two hairstyles side-by-side on Instagram (via NME), which he captioned, “I fucked his girl now he looks like me, not overbearing.” His post noted that G -Eazy is his mini-me, not the other way around, that G-Eazy originally rapped about in Bad Boy.
But after a while, the two seemed to stop throwing (lyrical) punches at each other. Perhaps that’s because G-Eazy and Halsey broke up for good, and Halsey and Kelly kept up their years-long friendship. In 2020, Kelly tapped Halsey for a duet on the track “Forget Me Too” released on his 2020 album Tickets To My Downfall. “I know it may seem impossible that we haven’t done a song together because we’ve been friends since the beginning of time,” Halsey wrote of Kelly on Instagram. “Believe me… Seems just the way it’s supposed to be.”