Over the past year, Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) has somehow managed to constantly make headlines—be that for his relationship with actress Megan Fox, his shady past of predatory behaviour with teens, his friendship with Pete Davidson or even to shut down rumours about him using a ‘kill switch’. For those of you who still see themselves as MGK fans regardless of the previous accusations the rapper-turned-rocker has faced, we’ve got some more bad news—rumour has it, Machine Gun Kelly is a “real dickhead.” Oopsie!
A week ago, TikToker Derrick Cole posted a now-viral video where he shared his experience working on a show with MGK. Though Cole didn’t name the show mentioned, he went on to state that the celebrity was rude on set and ended up throwing a “temper tantrum” which ruined a day of filming.
“I don’t know if I’ll get in trouble for this or not,” began Cole, “but I worked on a show with Machine Gun Kelly and he is a real dickhead. He got in a huge fight with the prop master—who was a female—he tried to fight her because she wasn’t going to let him use a real joint on set and had him use a herbal cigarette. And he just couldn’t do it because he’s such a real G,” the creator said sarcastically about MGK.
Cole continued to explain that the whole set was then forced to shut down for the day due to the singer’s “temper tantrum.” Oh, and if this account wasn’t enough to fully turn you off, according to the TikToker, MGK then went outside the set that he shut down all by himself and tried to fight the car valet guy there, “He’s just an overall piece of shit,” Cole concluded.
In a follow-up video, Cole clarified that he’s not trying to get the musician cancelled but after his first video went viral, an actor who did scenes with MGK reached out to thank him for telling the story and highlighting his “nightmare” behaviour. Cole’s original TikTok, which currently has more than 2.4 million views, was stitched with a recent MGK TikTok in which he sarcastically (and very cringe-ly if you ask us) addressed “emo guardians on social media.”
In the second clip, Cole also mentioned how surprised he was to see that many people in his comments felt the same about MGK and his behaviour. “Nerf Gun Nancy 🙄😂” one user commented. “I would like to stay on MGK slander Tok,” added another. “Not even a little surprised. Machine Gun Karen” a third one continued.
Some users even had personal encounters with MGK to share. Answering to the second comment mentioned above, TikToker Moriah Obrecht decided to share her own tea, “Let me tell you a story about Machine Gun Kelly so I can get it out of my system, finally,” she started.
“It was Christmas eve of 2019. This tall, scrawny white guy with pierced ears and bleached hair comes waltzing up to my counter after we had closed 30 minutes earlier than we said we would because it was Christmas eve,” Obrecht recounted.
You guessed it, the white guy was MGK, who allegedly proceeded to complain about the restaurant Obrecht worked at closing early. She tried to tell him that they’d be more than happy to serve him tomorrow which led him to go on a “full-fledged temper tantrum.” Sounds familiar?
“He called me a bitch probably 15 times in front of a child who was next to him. I’m assuming it was his daughter or a relative of some sort, I don’t know. […] My coworker and I are standing behind the bar and he’s getting all ‘close and loomy’ so she says ‘Sir, there’s nothing we can do for you, so please leave. If you don’t, I will have to get security.’ But he keeps doing his thing,” Obrecht revealed.
In the end, the two coworkers did have to call security, resulting in MGK warning them that he “has followers.”
Over the years, Machine Gun Kelly (MGK)—real name Colson Baker—has somehow managed to continuously make headlines. First, he became known as that guy who tried (and ridiculously failed, might I add) to diss Eminem on his song ‘Rap Devil’. Give it a few years and MGK went from rap-industry B-teamer to Megan Fox’s manic pixie dream boy and Pete Davidson’s bestie. Along with Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, the duo brought power couples back from the 2000s.
What some of you may not know however, is that beyond his cringeworthy persona, Machine Gun Kelly has a pretty shady history of sexualising underage girls throughout his career. And surprise, surprise, it’s part of the reason why Eminem noticed him in the first place. Just like we previously exposed Drake’s behaviour, we have all the receipts on exactly why it’s high time we cancel MGK—here are all the times the artist said or did some questionable things. Buckle up, Megan.
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The singer’s now-infamous beef with Eminem (real name Marshall Bruce Mathers III) actually originated years before the release of ‘Rap Devil’. Back in 2012, Machine Gun Kelly tweeted about Marshall’s daughter, Hailie Jade Mathers, who was 16 at the time. The now-deleted tweet read, “Ok so I just saw a picture of Eminem’s daughter… And I have to say, she is hot as fuck, in the most respectful way possible cause Em is king.”
At the time, Eminem did not hear word of the tweet and years passed without anyone else seeming to see such a statement as problematic. Then in 2018, the rapper came out with the song ‘Not Alike’ where the lyrics read, “I’m talkin’ to you, but you already know who the fuck you are, Kelly. I don’t use sublims and sure as fuck don’t sneak-diss. But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie.”
Talking to the American journalist, radio personality, executive producer and rapper Sway during a 2018 interview, Eminem explained how he ended up finding MGK’s tweet six years later. “One day, you know, you go down a wormhole on YouTube or whatever,” he said. “I see ‘Machine Gun Kelly Talks About Eminem’s Daughter’ or whatever. I’m like, ‘What the fuck?’ I click on it… He starts doing a press run, basically, about Hailie. I’m like, ‘What the fuck? Yo, my man better chill’.”
He continued, “The reason I dissed him is actually a lot more petty than that. The reason that I dissed him is because he got on—first he said, ‘I’m the greatest rapper alive since my favourite rapper banned me from Shade 45’ or whatever he said, right? Like I’m trying to hinder his career. I don’t give a fuck about your career. You think I actually think about you? You know how many fucking rappers are better than you? You’re not even in the fucking conversation.”
Between MGK and Eminem, things never died down—and for good reason. In his 2020 song ‘Zeus’, Eminem rapped, “Fair weather, wishy-washy. She thinks Machine washed me. Swear to God, man, her favourite rapper wish he’d crossed me,” while on the song ‘Gnat’ he added, “They come at me with machine guns. Like trying to fight off a gnat.” MGK took to Twitter to address the latest gibe.
As expected, fans of the two respective sides each attempted to prove exactly who ‘the best rapper of all time’ is.
But his comment about Eminem’s daughter is not the only time Machine Gun Kelly showed signs of sexualising teens. It’s a pattern for the artist.
During a 2013 interview with Fuse, the then-23-year-old singer revealed his celebrity crush to be Kendall Jenner, who was 17 at the time. When the interviewer asked if he was counting down the days until she was 18, which, let’s be honest, is a creepy question in and of itself, MGK responded, “I’m not waiting ‘till she’s 18, I’ll go now.”
“I’m 23, I’m not like a creepy age. I’m 23, she’s 17 and she’s a celebrity—there is no limits right there,” he continued. No matter how old MGK was when he made such a statement, the laws of California (where Jenner lives) say otherwise. The age of consent is 18, making whatever he ‘dreamt of doing’ to the model illegal.
“Robert Plant, who was one of the greatest lead singers ever, dated a girl that was 14,” he defended himself. “Axel Rose, who was one of the biggest badasses ever, dated a girl that was 16.” The man is literally naming some of the creepiest rock icons there are—we should have spotted the red flags. “I don’t care. Say what you want, man. If Kendall Jenner was in your bedroom naked, and you’re 50, you’re going,” MGK added in his last attempts at justifying such problematic comments.
But wait, it gets even worse.
In 2010, at 19-years-old, MGK tweeted, in what can probably be seen as his worst offence so far, “I wish 13/14/15 year old girls weren’t allowed to be hot so I wouldn’t feel like such a creeper when I look at them… I’m still 19 #imjustsayin.” Obviously, this tweet has also been deleted since then.
Oh, and in 2009, he also tweeted, “There’s a little 13 year old girl next to me going crazy over my Transformers tattoo, don’t worry though I won’t pull an R Kelly.” Charming.
In 2011, the now-idolised celebrity tweeted yet another worrying thought, “Ok so I got a Facebook message from a 14 year old just now saying ‘hey, you’re sexy as fuck. I’d tap dat’.”
As if his obvious sexualisation of underage girls wasn’t enough, Machine Gun Kelly has also previously said some questionable things about black women.
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In a 2012 YouTube video posted by Baller Alert where MGK was interviewed while walking the BET Awards’ red carpet, the presenter asked him about one of his recent tweets that stated he likes “chocolate milk.” He answered with, “I’ll tell it like this, my child is black. Black girls give the best head.” It goes without saying that his statement was saturated with misogynoir however, it remains unclear exactly why he had followed up with that statement—the generalisation that was implied in what he said and the manner in which he spoke about it were worrying to say the least.
During this interview, a black woman who was standing behind the interviewer walked away, visibly offended, and Machine Gun Kelly took it upon himself to call her a “dirty dick bitch” while still on camera—disrespecting the type of woman he half-assed ‘praised’ just seconds before. All the while, having a young pre-teen black daughter. Classy.