We're used to this by now. Eminem has been calling out fellow celebrities in his lyrics for years, with anything from lighthearted jabs to violent threats.
His latest verbal victim: Iggy Azalea.
"If I let you run alongside the Humvee/ Unless you're Nicki, grab you by the wrist, let's ski/ So what's it gon' be? Put that sh-- away, Iggy/ You gon' blow that rape whistle on me," he raps on "Vegas," off of the upcoming Shady XV.
Of course, this isn't the first time that Iggy has been the target of a veteran MC recently. In October, Snoop Dogg posted some memes and videos on Instagram clowning on the "Fancy" rapper, which then elicited a response from both her and her boyfriend, Nick Young.
And what helped that spat come to an end? T.I..
Hip-hop's resident peacemaker -- he reportedly helped facilitate Rick Ross and Jeezy squashing their beef earlier this year -- made a phone call to Snoop to bring the tiff to an end, as he explains in the video above.
Could he step up again here to his Grand Hustle artist's defense again this time around?
Tip and Slim have a bit of a history together; they've collaborated a couple times in the past, on "Touchdown" and "That's All She Wrote." Plus, they seem to have an actual relationship outside of music.
"Em personally reached out to me, and we been speaking ever since, especially since I went through my situation [with having to go to prison]," the Paperwork MC told MTV News in 2010. "[He would] just kinda remind me that ‘I’ve been through dark period in my life, too. You’re gonna make it. You’re one of the ones we need, so you’re gonna make it. Stand tall and walk the walk.’"
"He just made it a point to always reassure me of the spot that I hold in this thing that we got called hip-hop. It was incredibly helpful. It was incredibly noble of him, in my eyes, to even take the time out to reach out to me.”
But something tells me not only will Tip not insert himself this time around, but even if he did, it wouldn't go anywhere.
Snoop was attacking Iggy on social media; Em did it in his music. There's something different about that -- particularly from the perspective of a fellow artist. It's hard to imagine T.I. feeling either comfortable or bold enough to tell the "Guts Over Fear" rapper what kind of content he should or should not include in his music, or that he better apologize for a lyric.
Plus, Eminem has been launching lyrical cannonballs at musical peers for decades -- from Britney Spears to Everlast -- and shows no signs of slowing down.
What do you think? Should T.I. say something to Eminem? And if so, would it work?