During a recent appearance on Rap Radar podcast with Elliott Wilson and Brian ‘B.Dot’ Miller, Jack Harlow briefly talked about Eminem and responded to Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Drake flow’ diss after claiming himself as the best white rapper since Slim Shady.
“I used to order bunch of XXLs and I think I was just reading old interviews, y’all put Eminem on the cover every month. I was reading a lot of Eminem interviews and I remember I was reading this one section and there was a whole column that said ‘Eminem bad for hip-hop’ and y’all had some of the biggest rappers in the game answered. Jay-Z gave his answer. I read that and everyone answered like ‘F–K NO! EMINEM NOT BAD FOR HIP-HOP. HE’S DOPE AS S–T.’ And that’s what connected with me.” – said Jack Harlow
Then he continues: “At the end of the day, if you can rap, what else we talking about? We are not perfect. He made few mistakes in his career, sure, but it don’t f–king matter because he can rap his a– off so I said, I just had a moment I was like ‘just rap bro, there is so many things you could try to be everything’ but at the end of the day on this one I just wanted to rap.”
Later in the interview, Harlow responded to Machine Gun Kelly’s “Renegade” freestyle diss: “Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, and I feel great about what I said, and I feel great about the reaction. It just is what it is. I’m an MC! I’m talking my s–t. This ain’t new concept to feel yourself. I fell no reservations about what was said at all.
Earlier this month MGK dissed the Kentucky native in a freestyle over Jay-Z’s Eminem-produced 2001 hit, “Renegade.” In the freestyle, he rapped: “I see why they call you Jackman, you jacked man’s whole swag / Give Drake his flow back, man, I eat rappers like Pac-Man.”
You can listen to the new interview below: