Machine Gun Kelly Speaks On Collaborating With DMX

In an interview with Mikey T The Movie Star, MGK explains trading bars with DMX and how X(TM)s music helped him through some personal problems.

After an assortment of personal and legal troubles in 2010 and 2011, DMX is back on schedule in regards to releasing music. But his first collaboration wasn’t with Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz or any of the other artists he’d previously enjoyed commercial and critical success with. It was Cleveland, Ohio’s Machine Gun Kelly. In an interview with Mikey T The Movie Star, the Bad Boy Records rapper said he was more than happy to return the favor. The pair collaborated on the DMX single “I Don’t Dance.”

“That’s my idol,” MGK said. “I’m on DMX’s first single…that’s like big bruh. I’m on his first single, and he’s got a joint on my album. That’s the man. I bow to him.”

MGK also urged fans to “dare to be different” and draw inspiration from emcees like DMX as opposed to engaging in whom they think is the best rapper alive. For his part, Machine Gun Kelly says he drew such inspiration from X while going through his own personal problems.

“It was just music I could run away to,” MGK explained. “When me and my pops fell out, my mom left and all that other shit, fights with kids at school, getting picked on—X was that man. I always threw on some X and imagined beating people up.”

The full interview with Mikey T The Movie Star can be seen below.

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35 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Real talk DMX is the best rapper Alive from NY!!!

  • HATERS

    MGK is dope.. Mac Miller is not.. Eminem is dope, Yelawolf is dope.. I see no problem.. 3/4 is 75% 75% of white rappers are dope?

  • Creeper Slim

    This dude is trash.I heard him on some Juicy J song and his shit was garbage.Him and Wack Miller need to kill theyselves.Who in the fuck be bumpin that shit,just suburb kids?

    • Anonymous

      nigga thats a JUICY J song!!which MGK fuckin murders with his verse. listen to an actual MGK track & no not wildboy. EVERYONE BUMPS MGK!hood & suburban ya lil bitch

  • Huey Newton

    Ya'll rappers are scared to speak up for what is right... 2pac, Ice Cube,Eazy E, and ODB are the only ones that had the heart to speak up against THE POWERS THAT BE....Much respect to Immortal Technique,M1 and Stick Man(Dead Prez)...Oh I can't forget about Dave Chapelle much respect bruh.

  • Huey Newton

    This comment has nothing to do wit X, but Hip Hop has completely sold out for good! Where is our Hip Hop four father's? Oh I forgot.. they sold out too.

  • Anonymous

    MGK , one of few i'm diggin right now , lace up !!! 2012

  • royce

    i just wanna know if john cena's gonna have a verse to Invicible...that would be sick

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  • So Icy Boi!

    fuck dese crackas!!!!! dey hate niggas. dey wanna kill us!!!! swag ma life wuz perfect. 1. I wuz signed to Brick Squad 2. I had a white girlfriend den she left me & turned to full lesbian. I cried for days when I saw her with her girlfriend. I decided to kill her lesbian girlfriend but I wuznt fast enough & da police arrested me. den dose police crackas deleted ma songs & beats from ma laptop...... & Waka Flockas momma dropped me off da label, she said "ur in prison c u recorded no songs or mixtape" da police deleted my debut mixtape "Money & Cars" I wuz in prison 1,5 yearz & I wanted to die...... dese crackas broke ma life.... Im depressed & broken.... ma hip hop career is ova...... now, Im a YMCMB employee........ Im a nobody. swag

  • So Icy Boi!

    white people are not allowed to rap!!!!! crackas are not hip hop!!!! dey are da Devils pop stars........ smh FUCK MGK!!!!! Fuck Eminem! Fuck Slug! Fuck Vinnie Paz! fuck Necro! Fuck Brother Ali! Fuck Aesop Rock! Fuck Yelawolf! dese people are white! fuck white people! I fuckin hate dem..... dese crackas fuckin up our culture! swag

    • Eat a dick biatch...

      Brother Ali is not white...Icy fag!

    • So Icy Boi!

      HAHA im just playin yaw.im white n i rap too!i was just playin.I LOVE MGK!LTFU

    • So Icy Boi!

      ma life wuz perfect. 1. I wuz signed to Brick Squad 2. I had a white girlfriend den she left me & turned to full lesbian. I cried for days when I saw her with her girlfriend. I decided to kill her lesbian girlfriend but I wuznt fast enough & da police arrested me. den dose police crackas deleted ma songs & beats from ma laptop...... & Waka Flockas momma dropped me off da label, she said "ur in prison c u recorded no songs or mixtape" da police deleted my debut mixtape "Money & Cars" I wuz in prison 1,5 yearz & I wanted to die...... dese crackas broke ma life.... Im depressed & broken.... ma hip hop career is ova...... now, Im a YMCMB employee........ Im a nobody. swag

    • Anonymous

      shut up nigger

    • Anonymous

      do you have down syndrome?

  • cigano

    machine gun kelly is the WORST rapper of all time. what the fuck hip hop? dmx fell off so hard, its anything for a check now, hes got nothing, hes gotta stay alive. vanilla ice could at least dance. at least vanilla ice had 1 hit record. this kid is embarrassing. how does this kid have fans? i literally heard this kid say the first music he was into was limp bizkit and korn, then dmx. thats why he sucks so bad. his idea of rap is warped. travis barker queer shit. sorry but when racist whites got into rap via eminem, the culture took a giant down turn. corporations are confident pushing lames like this because they know someone will support it. im not blaming eminem, eminem is a real artist, and a real hip hop head. but he opened the floodgates and hgave racist whites an opinion on hip hop, now you have kids like machine gun kelly putting it down. diddy once again shows why hes the biggest homo sellout in the history of urban music. disgusting human being.

    • LACETHEFUCKUP

      wow....this convo is fuckin ridiculous.the "cigano" person is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of order.where the fuck did racism come into play?lol

    • Anonymous

      nigga shut up with that "racist" shit cuz aint no one in the game nor the second anonymous guy racist. we got rappers like Gucci,Oj da juiceman,Lil B,Soulja Boy & riff raff & you wana talk shit about MGK???ur opinion is obviously retarded. Im thinkin you had a bad childhood experience with tatted up white boys!LMAO!punk ass talkin shit about Travis,Korn,Limp,MGK...nigga KORN IS(whether you fuck with them or not)an iconic band!that nigga anonymous2 was right! FUCK A HOT 100 & FUCK TOPPING THE CHARTS! I BET GWOP THE NIGGAS YOU LISTEN TO DONT "TOP CHARTS".BESIDES who listens to the radio?people got MGK mixtapes on deck wtf they need him on the charts for?you just need to go listen to some MGK tracks cuz u just sound like a hater dude

    • Anonymous

      wow 98 on the hot 100 is way better than topping the chart.

    • Anonymous

      ^^^racist rap fan that killed hip hop music for real hip hop fans if you know and love real hip hop music you see machine gun kelly as a gassed faggot making some of the worst rap music of all time for the gayest rap fans alive +travis barker is a faggot +korn sucks and limp bizkit suck rock rap sucks +eminem is not a racist but he does have nigger tapes and a lot of his fans are racist lace up? machine gun kelly is one of the gayest rappers ever signed to the gayest label boss ever enjoy your bastard rap and carry on

    • Anonymous

      1.your fuckin def,dumb & blind if you honestly think he's "the worst rapper of all time" 2.stop hatin on X 3.dog..MGK HAS A HIT RECORD OUT RITE NOW!!& ITS A MILLION TIMES HOTTER THAN ICE'S SHIT WAS BACK THEN. 4.he has fans cuz he makes good music & keeps shit real n loves his fans. 5.what is wrong with Korn & Limp Bizkit?Korn is an iconic band & Limp Bizkit was super hot back then. 6.travis barker is queer shit?BITCH, HIP-HOP fucks with travis barker idk if yo hatin ass noticed. 7.Eminem is NOT racist you dumb ass,97% of his homies are black.obviously.this proves ur blind. 8.STOP WITH THE RACIST CARD!NONE OF THESE WHITE RAPPERS ARE RACIST YOU FUCKING IDIOT 9.BITCH,DONT BE MAD AT EM BE MAD AT 3rd Bass & Beastie Boys. 9.your a HATER

  • doodie333

    yo hiphodx pisses me off they always get something wrong and stir up controversy with artists...mgk didn't say I bow to him he said bow to him. tryna make him look like he's his bitch or something just wrong.

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