The beat that was used in Eminem’s diss track for Machine Gun Kelly was originally intended for Giggs, it has been revealed.
IllaDaProducer explained to Genius that Giggs didn’t take up the beat that eventually landed on Eminem’s ‘Killshot’.
“When I originally started the beat for ‘Killshot,’ it was actually for Giggs. He always asked me for these horror movie beats. That’s what I was thinking when I made the ‘Killshot’ beat was something mean, gritty, grimy. When I realized it was gonna go to Eminem was the morning that MGK dropped ‘Rap Devil.’
“I was in Miami, with my girl, on vacation celebrating ‘Kamikaze’ and I see MGK’s diss. I clicked on it, like, ‘Damn, that’s how it is, Ronny [J]?’ Right away, I went into my folder and tried to find the hardest beats possible. I sent [Eminem] two beats. It was like eight o’clock at night and I was like, ‘Yo, I sent Giggs some crazy shit.’ I hit Giggs, and he told me what beat he used, and he didn’t use [‘Killshot’]. I sent it [to Eminem] right away.”
It’s not that unusual for rap song components to end up elsewhere. As DJBooth notes, Future’s ‘Codeine Crazy’ was originally made for Nicki Minaj, Drake’s ‘Blue Tint’ was originally for Big K.R.I.T., and French Montana’s ‘Unforgettable’ was made for Drake.
Meanwhile, Riz Ahmed recently expressed his desire to have Eminem also write a diss track about him.
The actor told Pitchfork: “I’m glad to see [Eminem] back out there just getting angry with people.
“My goal is for Eminem to do a diss track about me. That’s when you know you’re important, you’ve made it. So Eminem man, there’s a lot of ammo here. I’m wearing a stupid hat here. You know, just get at me man.”