Regardless of making two profitable rock albums, Machine Gun Kelly nonetheless hasn’t earned the respect of his rock friends, however it doesn’t appear to be the Cleveland rapper-turned-rockstar cares about it.
Whereas accepting the award of Favourite Rock Artist on the 2022 American Music Awards, Machine Gun Kelly determined to deal with the accusation that he was a “vacationer” within the rock neighborhood.
“There have been some folks within the rock neighborhood who referred to as me a ‘vacationer,’ however they’re improper: I’m a rocket man,” Kelly mentioned as he raised his trophy gleefully. “We weren’t born on the moon, however we checked out it, and we have been curious, after which we went there.”
Kelly famous that his final two rock albums, 2020’s Tickets To My Downfall and 2022’s Mainstream Sellout, have been him “going to the moon.”
One of many loudest voices in opposition to the previous rapper’s style leap is allegedly Slipknot chief Corey Taylor. Whereas he has not referred to as out the “Emo Lady” singer by identify, he did tackle individuals who circulation out and in of genres throughout a latest interview.
“I [hate] the artists who failed in a single style and determined to go rock — and I feel he is aware of who he’s,” Taylor said in an interview with Loudwire. “However that’s one other story.”
Kelly would later take purpose on the band, referring to them as “previous, bizarre dudes with masks.”
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