Eminem Said He Had To 'Destroy' Machine Gun Kelly Without 'Making Him Bigger'

During the peak of their feud, Eminem revealed that he had to "destroy" Machine Gun Kelly without making him "bigger."

The beef between the two rappers started in 2012 when MGK, whose real name is Colson Baker, made a derogatory comment about Eminem's daughter Hailie.

Eminem responded by releasing the track "Not Alike" in 2018, in which he dissed MGK. MGK then fired back with his own diss track, "Rap Devil."

Marshall Mathers, better known by his stage name Eminem, took aim at MGK once again.

The two rappers had previously released diss tracks aimed at each other, and Eminem sat down with hip hop expert Sway Calloway to give a breakdown of everything that had happened up to that point.

The rapper who has topped the charts said that at first, he didn't want to respond to MGK's diss because he knew it would give his opponent more exposure, and he didn't want to give him any more attention.

"You've got people who don't do anything and are just critiquing it. So I sat back and I'm like, 'Ok, that's fine,' people can talk crazy about me, that's fine, they should express themselves and they have a right to," he said.

"But I also get to say whatever the f**k I want about you now."

During his interview with Sway, the 8 Mile star revealed that he didn't hear about MGK's comments regarding his daughter until much later.

"Just for the record the thing that was going on that he was saying about my daughter, I didn't even know about that until literally like a year and a half later," he shared.

"It never hit my radar. And then one day you go down the fucking worm hole of YouTube, so I see 'Machine Gun Kelly talks about Eminem's daughter', whatever. What the f*ck."

"So I click on it... he starts doing a press run, basically, about Hailie. I'm like, 'What the f*ck? Yo, my man better chill.'"

Eminem spoke about the allegations that he had banned MGK from his radio station, Shade 45.

"That's not why I dissed him, the reason I dissed him is actually a lot more petty that that. The reason I dissed him is because he got on - first 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."

"It's like, shut the fuck up, shut the fuck up. Now, now I'm in this fucking weird thing because I'm like I gotta answer this motherf**ker," Eminem added, continuing:

"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 wanna destroy him, but I also don't wanna make him bigger,' because now you're a f**king enemy."

On September 13, 2018, Eminem's interview was uploaded, and he followed it up the next day with his diss track response, 'Killshot'.

During an interview on Hot 97's Ebro In The Morning radio show in 2015, MGK - who was 22 at the time - was questioned about his past remarks regarding Hailie, who was 16 years old. He stated that he saw pictures of her and thought, "what, 20 years old, 21 at the time?"

"I said 'She's beautiful, but all respect due. Eminem is king'. What's wrong with that? Is there a 15-year age gap where I'm a creep for that? I was 21, dawg. Certain people took it, and ran with it and hyped it up."

It appears that all involved have since moved on from the feud. MGK is currently dating Megan Fox, despite some recent rumors of a breakup, while Hailie is engaged to her long-term boyfriend Evan McClintock.