An exhausted, but excited MGK stopped by “106 & Park” on Wednesday to chat with hosts Bow Wow and Paigion. Fresh off the plane from Cleveland, the “Wild Boy” shared stories from his triumphant homecoming and in-store signing at Best Buy, which drew over a thousand fans.
“It’s the same Best Buy where I used to walk in and they’d be like, ‘Follow him around and make sure he doesn’t steal anything.’ Now we come back and we shut the whole Best Buy down,” said MGK.
His Bad Boy debut Lace Up is expected to sell around 50,000 copies in its first week. “I didn’t really expect this to be an album that comes out and takes over the world in a week,” he explained. “I felt like it was an album that I needed to make sure you could listen back to two years after you’re on the MGK train and be like, ‘Oh, I was missing out.’”
MGK will hit the road with Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and Wale on the “MMG Tour” next month. So what is he looking forward to most? “The after parties,” he said.
Rita Ora got up close with 2 Chainz at WiLD 94.1’s “Last Damn Show 14” in Tampa, Florida, over the weekend. The two hit the stage at the Tampa Bay Times Forum along with Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, and more. The “R.I.P.” singer signed one fan’s ass and kicked it backstage with Kreayshawn, who debuted her new pink and black haircut.
Machine Gun Kelly wreaked havoc during his raucous set. Toward the end of his performance, the “Wild Boy” jumped on top of a brand new Scion, leaving a dent on the roof. After realizing the damage, he came back to autograph the $30,000 car, writing, “One small step for Kells, one big step for my wallet. I fu**ed up!”
Machine Gun Kelly goes to the dark side with his idol DMX on their second collaboration, “D3mons,” off his Bad Boy debut Lace Up, in stores Tuesday.
“It’s very, very dark. It’s very, very DMX and MGK’ish,” the Cleveland MC told Rap-Up TV of the Dame Grease-produced song. “Obviously I have the ‘Wild Boy’ side, I have the inspirational side, but I also have the very dark side.”
The eery record, which samples the Gladiator soundtrack, was recorded in a dark room. “When [DMX] was rapping, he was punching the air,” said MGK, who wrote his verse while recuperating from “a wild couple months with a certain drug.”
“My mind was talking to myself and I wrote the verse and it turned out to be a really creepy song,” he said.
Just yesterday, MGK shared a video from his Lace Up Documentary of him meeting X for the first time. They previously collaborated on “I Don’t Dance” off DMX’s album Undisputed.
Machine Gun Kelly is on the run in the video for his second single “Stereo” featuring Fitts of The Kickdrums. The Bad Boy rapper drives a bus full of female prisoners to jail, while having flashbacks of being pursued by the police. The Colin Tilley-directed clip was shot last year at Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility in Whittier, Calif.
“We shut the whole thing down, moved all the prisoners in one room … it’s pretty crazy,” the Cleveland native told MTV News. “It’s just a bunch of just badass girls, and we’re all just getting shipped to the correctional facility and we’re just having a bad time. It’s like the music comes on and it kinda cheers us up, kinda just excited and ready to do whatever.”
MGK’s debut Lace Up is due October 9 featuring Young Jeezy, DMX, Bun B, Ester Dean, Waka Flocka Flame, and more.
Machine Gun Kelly unveils the artwork and tracklisting for his debut album Lace Up. Due October 9 via Bad Boy, the 17-track deluxe edition features the singles “Wild Boy” and “Invincible,” with appearances from Bun B, Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Jon, DMX, Tech N9ne, Twista, Ester Dean, Cassie, and Young Jeezy.
“I don’t give a f**k about money with this album,” said the Cleveland rapper. “I don’t give a f**k about anything. We sacrificed so much for this album. I don’t care if we go fu**ing platinum. I don’t give a f**k if we go wood. All I want is for you to go and get this album so you can hear something beautiful. It’s such a good album.”
To show his appreciation to his loyal fans, the album artwork consists of a collage of photos of fans with the album title tattooed on them. Check out the tracklisting below.
Machine Gun Kelly reveals a softer side with “Her Song,” dedicated to a special girl in his life. The video features footage of the Cleveland rapper on tour. While it may seem like he has it all, he’s still lost without her. He tries to make amends, but when he calls, she doesn’t answer.
You can find the song on MGK’s mixtape EST 4 Life. His Bad Boy debut Lace Up will be released on October 9.