For the latest entry in the saga, MGK stopped by the Breakfast Club HQ to take a deep dive on the situation while enjoying some morning tequila and V8, thus admittedly inspiring me to begin consuming the exact same concoction.
"Truth be told, we had handled it behind the scenes six years ago," Kelly said around 1:55 into the video up top when asked about those Kamikaze lines. "He's a recluse, we can't find him, so we didn't speak. I spoke to Paul Rosenberg and his team because that is as man-to-man as it gets with him. You know, it all started with the daughter thing . . . Look, one, I didn't know how old she was. All the headlines said was this person that we've known through the records is all grown up. That's the headline I saw. I made a comment, you know, I didn't feel like it was disrespectful but I'm a father, I have a nine-year-old daughter. I get it, 100 percent."
As for the 2012 tweet in question, in which Kelly called Eminem's daughter "hot," Kelly suggested that—after the aforementioned call with Rosenberg and Em's team—a public apology was requested. Kelly, however, wasn't interested given Em's own track record with offending people.
Kelly also addressed the false narrative some Em stans are attempting to put forth, positing that Kelly had virtually no career prior to "Rap Devil" and spending time editing boos into live footage from his tour with Fall Out Boy. "That's another funny narrative that I hear," Kelly said around the seven-minute mark. "I've sold over 20 million records. Right now, as me. I've been in 10 movies, four of which come out December to April. It's very hard for me to accept that this career just [came] out of nowhere via him. I've had a John Varvatos fashion campaign. I've done Warped Tour for three years, which is a punk, in-the-heat tour. I've also went bar-to-bar with, you know, Partial Mathers. I've had a No. 1 pop song on the radio."
Speaking on "Killshot," which he seemingly has no intentions of responding to, Kelly wasn't impressed. "You wanna talk about man buns?" he joked. "Answer the facts. You wanna talk about a hairstyle I wore for a movie, a blockbuster movie? Shout-out Nerve. And a 10-episode Showtime series called Roadies. I'm an actor, homie. How disconnected are you? You called me a mumble rapper? Oh my god. Can we just pour some out for this old dumbass?"
Catch the full interview, preferably whilst sipping tequila, up top.