In a video released on TMZ, actor Gabriel “G-Rod” Rodriguez is seen confronting Machine Gun Kelly at an Atlanta restaurant bar for speaking about Em’s family. “I’m gonna say it because it has to be said, you’re a pussy for going for family,” says Rodriguez, likely referring to MGK calling Em’s then-16-year-old daughter Hailie “hot as fuck” in a now-deleted tweet from 2012. MGK is then seen shoving Rodriguez before the video cuts off. But that’s not where the incident ends, according to Rodriguez.
The actor, who’s appeared in Ozark, Power, and NCIS: New Orleans, told the gossip site he got into a back-and-forth shouting match with MGK and his bodyguards. (Rodriguez was hanging out at Hampton’s Inn across the street from the bar.) Eventually, Rodriguez offered to fight each of them one-on-one but MGK’s crew allegedly decided to jump him instead. Police told TMZ that surveillance camera footage shows the actor getting “slammed” while the other three punched and kicked him in the face. Rodriguez reportedly went to the ER for “severe facial injuries” and is plotting his lawsuit against the rapper.
Rodriguez told TMZ he’d be willing to let it go with one condition. “I will drop the lawsuit if we both sign waivers and meet in an octagon and go man-to-man without goons or weapons,” he said.
The beef between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly escalated in the past few weeks after Em dissed Kelly in Kamikaze‘s “Not Alike.” Kelly responded with “Rap Devil,” which prompted Em to fire back with Friday’s “Killshot.”
It’s been a wild week to be a bodyguard in hip-hop: A self-proclaimed Chief Keef fan tried to run up on 6ix9ine before allegedly getting subdued by the rappers’ bodyguards and footage of Russ’ crew attacking Smokepurpp at Germany’s Splash Festival hit social media.