August 14, 2023

Music

Eminem, Melle Mel beef EXPLAINED

Eminem and Melle Mel went back and forth with diss tracks against each other over the past few weeks

By Betty Cruise August 14, 2023
Melle Mel and Eminem
Melle Mel and Eminem 

Despite being the two biggest names in hip-hop, Eminem and Melle Mel can’t help competing on who’s pettier.

The rap duo has been going back and forth with insults hurled towards each other through the medium of diss tracks.

The uncanny feud first started after Mel made some unwarranted comments regarding the success of Eminem back in March.

During an appearance on The Art of Dialogue, the 62-year-old rapper claimed the success of the Detroit native came from his privilege of being white, comments that went unaddressed until the latter brought them up in his latest track with Ez Mil, Realest.

In the single, Eminem rapped: “Shout out to the Furious Five and Grandmaster Flash but boy/ That’s someone who really is furious, stay out of his path, his wrath avoid/ And I’ll be the last to toy with a juice head whose brain is like half destroyed/ Like a meteor hit it, there went Melle Mel, we lost his ass to roids.”

Melle Mel didn’t take enough time in responding with a diss track of his own, and it showed. The rap track prompted trolling and backlash over poor songwriting and rapping skills after being released earlier this week.

During his performance at last night’s Hip Hop 50 event at Yankee Stadium, Mel addressed the backlash, noting his response “fell short in its execution, and I accept full responsibility for the misjudgment.”

He continued: “It has become evident that Eminem’s dedicated and passionate fan base stands unwaveringly by his side, which is a testament to their genuine admiration and loyalty — a truly commendable aspect.

“From the onset, I have consistently recognized Eminem’s exceptional prowess as an emcee, without reservation. My unfortunate choice of words, suggesting that his success is solely attributed to the color of his skin, was in no way reflective of my genuine beliefs. It was an attempt, albeit misguided, to engage competitively within the emcee sphere,” he added.