On August 22nd, 2016, "The Kings are dead, long live the kings" was written in the description of the video. This is a reference to the traditional proclamation made following the accession of a new monarch in various countries and the fact that Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, and Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, were both deceased.
In the iTunes version and Mary Doodles' fanart video, Elvis Presley's line, "...who never got to be a kid." sounded different from the video.
This is the first battle where one participant is physically portrayed by two people.
During the battle, Michael Jackson did some of his signiture dance moves, like the moonwalk and the lean.
Elvis Presley's line, "Well, I died on the shitter, but I don't give a crap! You ain't got half the badass battle raps that I have!", is sung to the tune of the verses of "Jailhouse Rock", while the line, "I got one for your monkey, two for your clothes, three for your family, and four for your nose!", is sung to the tune from "Blue Suede Shoes".
In Jackson's first line, "Oh, Elvis Presley, as I live and breathe!", the subtitles misspell "breathe" as "breath."
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