Rapper Machine Gun Kelly found himself forever on the outs with one of his heroes when he tweeted an ill-advised comment about a then-16-year-old Hailie. According to a screenshot of the tweet, posted by Vibe, Kelly wrote, "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." Unfortunately for Kelly, that qualifier at the end didn't do anything to dampen the ire of Slim, who allegedly worked behind-the-scenes to blackball Kelly from the industry.
During an interview on Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning (also via Vibe), Kelly said, "Pictures of [Hailie] had came out, and I'm like, what, 20 years old, 21 at the time? I said 'She's beautiful, but all respect due. Eminem is king.' What's wrong with that? Is there a 15-year age gap where I'm a creep for that? I was 21, dawg. Certain people took it, and ran with it and hyped it up. […] Certain people won't even listen or review [my album]. Certain places, you won't even hear Machine Gun Kelly on. Certain things won't even happen. Look, a friend of mine said it best yesterday. They said 'Why do you care? You came into the industry blackballed. You already came in with everyone hating you.' So I'm not stressing it man, 'cause I'm not wrong."
The conversation them prompted Ebro host Laura Stylez to offer her own inside info on the beef, claiming she'd "heard somebody mention" that Kelly was banned from Eminem's SiriusXM channel, Shade 45. The bottom line is: don't get on Eminem's bad side. After all, just a quick listen to some of his earlier work reveals he's a guy who tends to hold grudges.