It Looks Like Eminem and Chris D'Elia Will Rap Battle

D'Elia: "Slim Shady himself called me out? I accept."


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Eminem and Logic's new "Homicide" track concluded with a sample of Chris D'Elia's viral Shady impression. On Tuesday, Eminem returned to the 'Gram to promote the collaborative record and to make the following promise to his fans: "Me and @chrisdelia are gonna battle one day," he wrote in the caption

The 39-year-old comedian, who raps under the Chank Smith alias, caught wind of Em's post and immediately accepted the challenge.

The post also included a photo of D'Elia posing with a trunk filled with napkins—a reference to his 2018 freestyle in which he imitated Shady's signature flow.

Eminem was seemingly amused by D'Elia's impression. He posted another clip of the comedian's video titled "Eminem in the cypher."

"This is INCREDIBLE!!!," he captioned the video, "4 a second I actually thought it WAS me!!"

D'Elia told Billboard that Logic's team had reached out to him just days before "Homicide" dropped. The comedian said he was honored to be featured on the record, so much so that he refused to accept payment for the sample.

"I was like, 'Nah, don't do that, just give it to 'em, it's fine," he said. "I don't care, man. It's a huge honor. I have money coming in other ways. I don't need that [...] But why the fuck would I say no to Eminem? I've been a fan for 20 years! I'm not trying to make money in the rap world. It's first an honor. I did my silly impression in my garage. I say, 'have at it.' I make money doing what I do."

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