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The rappers' beef dates back to 2012, when Kelly reportedly saw a photo of Eminem's then-teenage daughter and tweeted, "Ok so I just saw a picture of Eminem's daughter... and I have to say, she is hot as f--k, in the most respectful way possible cuz Em is king."
Eminem fired back six years later on his track, "Not Alike," rapping, "And I'm talkin' to you, but you already know who the f--k you are, Kelly / I don't use sublims and sure as f--k don't sneak-diss / But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie." Days later, Kelly took aim at Eminem with "Rap Devil," in which he attacked the rapper and claimed he blackballed him from his radio channel, Shade 45.
Eminem then released ""KILLSHOT," which contains the lyrics, "Realized I forgot to call you back / Here's that autograph for your daughter, I wrote it on a Starter cap / Stan, Stan, son, listen, man, dad isn't mad / But how you gonna name yourself after a damn gun and have a man bun?" and "Ow, Kelly, ooh, but I'm 45 and I'm still outselling you / By 29 I had three albums that had blew / Now let's talk about somethin' I don't really do / Go in someone's daughter's mouth stealin' food."
In a 2018 interview with Sway Calloway, Eminem said hefound out about Kelly's comment about Hailie on YouTube, a year after he made it, adding that the remark wasn't why he dissed him in his track.
"The reason that I dissed him is because he got on—first what he said 'I'm the greatest rapper alive since my favorite rapper banned me from Shade 45' or whatever he said, right? Like I'm trying to hinder his career. I don't give a f--k about your career. You think I actually f--king think about you? You know how many f--king rappers are better than you? You're not even in the f--king conversation," Eminem said.