Yelawolf challenged Machine Gun Kelly earlier this week after he caught wind of some comments that the Ohio rapper had made on a radio show. MGK recently took to the airwaves to address Yela’s comments, explaining that he has no problem with the Shady Records signee and that he was just misunderstood.
“[Do] I have a problem with Yelawolf? No. I don’t think Hip Hop needs that. I think it’s corny when it’s two white guys. Especially when we’re cut from the same type of cloth,” he said. “I think that I’m young and I’m wild and I say some things, things just fly out of my mouth that are taken a different way. The thing with Yelawolf didn’t start with the Cypher thing. It started with me doing an interview - more like multiple interviews. I always get the Yelawolf question, comparisons and stuff like that. You start answering in a different way - it’s hard to explain.”
MGK says that though many believe the problems started with subliminal lines on the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher, he pinpoints the problem to his impression of Yela during an interview with The Breakfast Club. Though he admits he’s young and can be reckless, the 21-year-old says his words were misunderstood.
“The interview that they were referring to when Yelawolf did do the interview and he saw the stuff was when I was drunk and talking stuff. It wasn’t bad what I said. I just think it’s a Yelawolf impression - I don’t know where it went wrong. Honestly, everything I’m doing is all in good fun, man. I think people took things the wrong way. We never had the chance to speak,” he said. “I’m 21, man. I’m going to say some stuff that people aren’t going to understand.”