Machine Gun Kelly has jumped into the “second greatest white rapper” conversation after Jack Harlow declared himself the heir apparent to Eminem.
In a new freestyle, MGK took a shot at Harlow and made a case for himself as the second-best white rapper behind Eminem. The freestyle features MGK rapping over Jay-Z’s “Renegade” beat, which also features Eminem.
In the freestyle, MGK raps, “Make sure there’s no confusion // I’m a great white, I can eat their barracudas.” He then takes aim at Harlow with the line, “I see why they call you Jackman // You jack man’s whole swag // Give Drake his flow back man.” The line is a response to Harlow’s claim in one of his songs that he is “the hardest white boy since the one who rapped about vomit and sweaters.”
The “second greatest white rapper” conversation has caused controversy on social media, with some fans throwing around names like Action Bronson, Lil Dicky, and Mac Miller as contenders. However, the debate has mostly centered on Jack Harlow and Machine Gun Kelly.
The feud is particularly strange because Machine Gun Kelly and Jack Harlow were once friends. MGK even appeared on the remix of Harlow’s hit song “WHATS POPPIN” a few years ago. The diss track against Harlow seems to have made things personal between the two rappers.
Machine Gun Kelly has been focusing more on rock and roll lately, but this freestyle shows that he still has skills in the rap game. Whether he can truly claim the title of the second greatest white rapper remains to be seen, but he’s definitely made his case known.
What do you think about the ongoing debate on who is the second greatest white rapper? Do you agree with Machine Gun Kelly’s claim or do you think someone else deserves the title? Leave a comment.