Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow has finally spoken about his ongoing battle with Machine Gun Kelly (MGK). The two white rappers have consistently been indirectly disrespecting each other with tracks. However, Harlow has now addressed the predicament he finds himself in concerning the feud.
Last month MGK decided to pick up the mic and deliver a freestyle over the beat of Jay-Z’s 2001 track ‘Renegade.’ During the middle of the cypher, the Ohio musician decided to take aim at Harlow by rapping, “I see why they call you Jackman / You jacked man’s whole swag / Give Drake his flow back, man!”
MGK has previously taken issue with Eminem, and, unfortunately, it seems as if a pseudo-war for the title of ‘Best White Rapper’ in hip-hop is taking place. In a recent appearance on the Rap Radar podcast, Harlow spoke on the jab aimed at him and the backlash he has received following a lyric he included in his track ‘They Don’t Love It’ which heard the Kentucky emcee claim he is “the hardest white boy” since Eminem.
Addressing the ongoing controversies and how he is taking it, Harlow stated, “How do you take it in? I guess you just fucking take it. 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.” He continued, “It was a stream-of-consciousness sort of verse. Not that I don’t stand on my statement. I’m an emcee! I’m talking my shit. This is not a new concept to feel yourself. I feel no reservations about what was said at all.”
MGK’s choice of beat is not irrelevant since Eminem also featured on the 2001 track ‘Renegade.’ His bars directed at Jack were awfully harsh, but many admitted they were very good. During one verse, Kelly asserted, “Make sure there’s no confusions / I’m a great white, I can eat these barracuda / See who I am? You’re stupid, it’s nice to meet you / I just put this hole in the ground for you like a soccer cleat shoe / 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.”
Social media chastised Harlow for his lyrics Jackman, where he raps, “The hardest white boy since the one who rapped about vomit and sweaters,” which is a reference to Eminem’s 2002 hit ‘Lose Yourself.’
Released earlier this year, Jackman is Harlow’s latest project since he released, Come Home the Kids Miss You, last year, which received some highly negative reviews. You can listen to Harlow’s Rap Radar interview in the video below.