Machine Gun Kelly Explains How His Skin Color And Style Didn’t Let Him Debut
Machine Gun Kelly explains why his style and skin color almost never let him debut.
October 9 is the official release date for Machine Gun Kelly’s debut LP, Lace Up, and it’s fast approaching, and fans are gearing up for the Cleveland emcee’s new music. In a recent interview with DJ Semtex, Machine Gun Kelly speaks about his position in the hiphop scene and how he feels he’s managed his career so far.
Machine Gun Kelly was honest and admitted that one of the main reasons he felt under appreciated as a lyricist is due to his skin color and his sense of style. He even explained that, he knows that some of his antics have him from the majority of the commercial Hip Hop community despite his talent. However, he says he’s happy with the way he’s managed at this point and the his career has been maturing as an artist and businessman.
“I haven’t spoken on skin color in so long, but…I honestly feel like right now, my biggest hindrance in why you don’t hear things like, ‘MGK is lyrically hot’…is the white thing, mixed with the fact that I don’t dress like the normal Hip Hop person,” he said. “Right now, I just don’t feel like I fit in. I feel like I’m in the class, but I’m just the person in the corner. I definitely put myself in that corner by being so…strongly opinionated, like, ‘Oh, I don’t believe in press, I don’t want to do press’ – I definitely put myself in that corner sometimes, where I don’t blame people for not wanting to be friends with me,” MGK stated.
He continued to explain himself by stating, “I definitely have matured a lot, especially with the album coming out, it kind of gave me hope in life. I think I shunned a lot of people, but I also think that I kept what I had exclusive, meaning that I didn’t ho myself out. I’m proud of how I’ve done my career, but I’m definitely going to change up a little bit.”