Machine Gun Kelly and his “Invincible” collaborator Ester Dean shared their support for one another during a candid conversation following their first performance together on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last month.
“I’m so happy for you. You know how they go hard for somebody ’cause you know they deserve it?” said the “Drop It Low” singer, who’s readying her Interscope Records debut. “Go hard. This is this boy’s time, so go hard.”
MGK responded with his own form of flattery. “Her voice gives me an erection,” he said.
The Cleveland rapper, whose Bad Boy debut Lace Up is due later this year, was ecstatic to be on TV. “I called my aunt, who’s my only family member I have,” he recalled. “I said, ‘Yo, rub it in my dad’s face that his son’s gonna be on Jay Leno.’”
“The hardest part of being an artist wasn’t before I was signed. It was once I got signed,” says Machine Gun Kelly during his candid conversation with Rap-Up TV. The Cleveland “Wild Boy” admits that his rise to superstardom has taken a little longer than he had hoped.
He chronicles his journey to achieving the dream in his upcoming documentary. “It just shows what really goes into trying to make a big impact in music and how hard it is when you have this kid you believe is gonna be a superstar,” shares the 22-year-old. “It shows what happens when it doesn’t go like that. We all thought my success was gonna be immediate and it’s so slow.”
Although he’s been signed to Bad Boy for over a year, he still gets starstruck when he’s around his label boss Diddy. “Me and Puff definitely do not always get along, but Puff always has my best interest in his heart,” he says. “Me and Puff live completely different lifestyles. The one thing we have in common is the hot headedness.”
MGK’s debut album Lace Up is due later this year featuring appearances from Tech N9ne, Twista, Bun B, and Lil Jon, who contributes to the anthemic title track. He also hints at a special guest feature on the intro from a lead vocalist for “one of the greatest metal groups to ever do it.”
Now that he’s collaborated with DMX (“I Don’t Dance”), he hopes to one day work with another one of his idols, Eminem, who he calls the best rapper alive. “That would be a fan favorite if an MGK-Eminem song ever went down,” says the “Invincible” rapper. “If those two [DMX and Eminem] could be knocked off, I won’t have any more on my bucket list really.”
Machine Gun Kelly laced up late night with his network television debut on Wednesday. The Cleveland “Wild Boy” was joined by Ester Dean, who rocked braids, while performing their empowering anthem “Invincible,” the first single off MGK’s Bad Boy debut Lace Up, due in October.
“Jay fucking Leno tonight!!! Cleveland boys in the building!!” tweeted an excited MGK, later adding, “Did Jay Leno and they still booked me a middle seat…hahaha dude smh.”
Machine Gun Kelly is not your average rapper. The Cleveland “Wild Boy” spit some bars while perched atop the rim of a basketball hoop in Harlem’s Rucker Park. MGK, who is readying his Bad Boy debut Lace Up, won over the crowd at the Entertainers Basketball Classic series with his freestyle, which he wrote on his way to the game. During the performance, he also brought out Bun B and Maino. Lace up with Kellz.
Throw up your Xs. “Wild Boy” Machine Gun Kelly joins forces with the original wild boy DMX in the video for “I Don’t Dance,” the first single off X’s first album in six years, Undisputed, due this fall. The Cleveland rapper wreaks havoc alongside the Ruff Ryder at an underground nightclub in L.A., as dancers show off their moves on the dance floor. Also look for a cameo from Xzibit.
Machine Gun Kelly reminisces on his flight to fame while 30,000 feet in the air in the video for “Chasing Pavements.” The empowering record, which samples Adele’s song of the same name, appears on his 2011 mixtape Rage Pack.
The Cleveland “Wild Boy,” who’s currently on tour with Tech N9ne, recently shot the video for his single “Invincible” with Ester Dean. His debut album Lace Up is tentatively due in July on Bad Boy Records.
Machine Gun Kelly tears up the town in the rowdy video for “Wild Boy (Remix)” featuring 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Mystikal, French Montana, and Yo Gotti. The Cleveland rapper plays pranks with “Jackass” star Steve-O and links up with his co-stars in Austin, Texas, during SXSW. Buckle up for the wild ride.