Eminem and his Shady Records crew were the unofficial champs of the cypher session during this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. Alabama rapper Yelawolf made a memorable contribution to the scene-stealing segment, but since the show aired Catfish Billy’s bars on white rappers have attracted some scrutiny. The line in question— “Plenty of white boys to pick from this year/But before you pick a pepper you better pick up your heater”— didn’t call out any names but Bad Boy signee Machine Gun Kelly has claimed that the line was aimed at him. Now, Yelawolf does have something to say to MGK.
During an appearance on 105.1’s morning program The Breakfast Club last week, host Charlemagne pressed MGK about his thoughts on Yelawolf, which caused him to reveal that he felt sideswiped by the verse. Yelawolf was alerted of MGK’s “disapproval” during a recent interview with Bootleg Kev and he cautioned the up-and-comer with some sharp barbs.
“He’s being sensitive. He thinks I’m talking about him,” Yelawolf said. “The best thing that he could do is if he has a problem or if he has something he needs to say to me, just say my name, dog. This is hip-hop, if you’ve got something you want to rap about, just rap about it.”
Yela continued, saying, “I haven’t heard any of his songs. Just because a rapper is white, I don’t feel the need to attack them. Part of my crew is white rappers, Rittz, Struggle, Marshall Mathers. That’s not at all my aim.” He ended his message by simply stating, “Machine Gun Kelly, if want it, come get it. Drop your verse, do whatever you want to do. If you want to take it there, we can take it there. And that goes for anybody else, too.”