Watch part 2 and 3 of Sway’s interview of Eminem where Em reveals why he chose to diss Joe Budden, his plans to respond to Machine Gun Kelly‘s “Rap Devil” and what led to Slaughterhouse‘s demise.
The Detroit native shares with Sway him and Joe Budden arent and never were the closest of friends and didn’t understand why the Slaughterhouse artist would criticize him so heavily on Revival when he’s tried to help him along in his own career.
Moving on to part 3 Sway questions the rapper regarding his remarks about Donald Trump on Kamikaze’s opening track “The Ringer,” he spits a line about the Secret Service confronting him over some of his lyrics, and later reveals that line was based on facts.
“They came to my studio,” he admits. “They was just basically asking me questions about my lyrics to see what the intent was behind them, and if I was making an actual threat or just expressing myself.”
Later Sway and Em discuss his Tyler The Creator diss from his “Kamikaze” track “Fall“, and he chalks up the diss with his one-time friend to be out of anger.
“I was angry when I said that shit about Tyler,” he says. “The fact of like every time I saw this kid, he was always cool to you. I loved his energy. He was a funny dude and he’s super charismatic and shit. But I’m sitting back like, ‘Man at what point do I have to say something to defend myself?
“The word I called him on that song was one of things that I felt like, ‘This might be too far.’ In my quest to hurt him, I realize I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it. At the time, I was so mad it was like whatever. It was one of the things that I kept going back to and saying, ‘I don’t feel right with this.’”
Watch the full interview below.
Also published on Medium.