If you’re not exactly in love with Machine Gun Kelly after being exposed to his hit single, “Wild Boy,” you’re not alone. Despite the song’s success in expanding his fan base beyond a small but extremely loyal following, MGK has his own concerns about how people will perceive him based upon the single, which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in September of 2012.
“I love that song man, but I wish it wasn’t the focal point of Machine Gun Kelly though,” he offered in a lengthy chat on his tour bus, during a stop in Hollywood. “That’s just such a piece to a much broader puzzle.”
It turns out that he’s not just rattling off the stereotypical rapper sound byte about being “deep” or “more than meets the eye.” Kelly—decked out in ripped jeans and a t-shirt—is enjoying all that California has to offer. On this day, that means a joint, rolled with a strain of marijuana named “Abusive OG” and pie from Popeye’s Chicken. Two weeks after our interview, MGK will be one of dozens of guests flown to New York at the behest of Dan Gilbert—majority owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. A, dare we say, wild bunch of fans and supporters, including Gilbert’s son Nick, will end up drawing some possibly unwanted attention as they celebrate the Cavs landing the first pick.
For the moment though, there’s just kush, pie and tour bus hospitality. Surrounded by friends, Kelly reflects on his journey thus far, the benefits and disadvantages of interacting with Hip Hop in the Digital Age and his public perception. With his upcoming project—Black Flag—lurking around the corner, the puzzle pieces are slowly being put together.
MGK Calls “Lead You On” A First-Person Experience
HipHopDX: We’re in LA, here at the Fonda Theatre, and you’re rocking tonight. You’ve got fans already lined up outside waiting to see you. Is this feeling like an everyday thing to you?
Machine Gun Kelly: I hope not, man, ‘cause I always like the nervousness of wondering if those kids are gonna show up to see our shows or not—even though primarily it’s been a sold out tour. I don’t want the nervousness to go away; the butterflies are the best part. I know there’s a line, but then okay, I hope they cheer for me. Okay, if they’re cheering for me…I’m like bashful at this point.
DX: Your biggest song says you’re a wild boy.
Machine Gun Kelly: I love [“Wild Boy”], but I wish it wasn’t the focal point of Machine Gun Kelly though. That’s just a piece to a much broader puzzle.
DX: I think “Lead You On” is a really artful song. It reminds me a lot of “Baltimore Love Thing,” but you told it from a place of first-person experience. Is that a true story?
Machine Gun Kelly: I have and have had addiction problems of what I choose to be addicted to. I’ll leave it at that. I don’t ever encourage drug use by promoting what I’ve done in a conversation. In music and stuff, I’ll divulge a lot more than I will in a personal conversation. I write every song from a first-person experience, but I haven’t gotten to the point where I have to tell everybody else a story yet. There’s still so much in my life I haven’t told, that I still have material in my life to write about. So I haven’t gotten to the point where I have to write from so-and-so’s perspective unless I choose to. Pretty much everything everyone’s heard, so far in my music, is all me.
MGK On Industry Recognition And His “Family” Of Fans
DX: That seems like a mature place to get to after you realize the impact that your music has. That’s a conscious thing, you’re like, “I don’t want to advocate for something that I’ve experienced.”
Machine Gun Kelly: I don’t…why would you wish those demons on anyone? They’re not fun at all. Heat flashes at 7 a.m. in the morning aren’t fun. Scratching at your skin until you bleed is not fun. All that shit…why would you wish that on anybody? Why do people promote molly? You won’t hear me rap about that shit, and I did that shit years ago, when I was like, “What the fuck is this?” They’re like, “Just lick your finger, dab it in there, and just rub it on your teeth and gums.” And this is back when I was really in the fucking out-of-my-mind stage. Thirty minutes later, I’m running on a beach and shit! Then I woke up in a horrible mood the next day. I almost swung on some old dude because he told me to pull up my pants. Drugs just don’t make you a pleasant person. So I hate being around mothafuckas that are looped out as well—just all those negatives…
I would never wish my negatives on anybody else, and a negative to me is drugs, dude. And plus, if some 15-year-old white girl named Cindy is doing a drug, I’m not trying to do that fucking drug. People are making drugs like fucking, God damn clothes. It’s become a fucking trend. Now I don’t want to do it because fucking Cindy is doing it. You go to fucking Coachella and no one knows a God damn band performing—they just go to see what the hype is—and they’re like, “Oh, well I’m just supposed to go. I got the money, the drugs.” Pop culture right now is so ridiculous dude.
DX: It sounds like you’ve been influenced by your fans and what you’re seeing around you. How much of what you’re seeing in the industry is playing a role in your comfort level in talking about certain stuff?
Machine Gun Kelly: Ultimately, I want to be the voice of my demographic and this generation. And I want to do that without selling my soul or having to die to prove my point. I’m sorry, every time I watch my interviews back of myself, I’m always like, “I was talking too much.” I’m always divulging into other things, and it just keeps going. So I’m just going to shut the fuck up. Next question. I’m sorry.
DX: That’s why they call it an interview! You’re supposed to talk. That actually makes it way less fun.
Machine Gun Kelly: I know, I know, I know. I’m sorry.
DX: I think that you’ve been in an interesting place, because it’s taken a long time for you to get to a point where people treat you with a certain level of respect.
Machine Gun Kelly: God dude, it has taken me so long, man…for real. I’m so glad you noticed that. A lot of people don’t get that feeling; they don’t understand when I’m talking about it, but you get it. You guys have been watching my shit for a long time. All the peers went like this [waves hand upward]…all my peers went like that. I been wanting for someone to recognize that shit’s been like that, but everyone just seems to be like, “No, everything’s great.” And it is great. I’m not taking away everything we’ve achieved, but it’s not as big as what you would think it is.
DX: When do you start feeling different about your place in the industry or the response people have to you?
Machine Gun Kelly: The only thing that’s changed is just the fact that I don’t give a fuck now, man. Fuck every magazine that doesn’t want to put me in them. Fuck every party. Fuck you. Fuck, fuck, just fuck. Fuck off. Me and my fans…y’all can’t go home when all your pizzazz and all your fucking hype is done. [When] you can’t wiggle those fucking fecal hands of yours all over the keyboard to type a criticism anymore, when all that shit’s over, and you have no fucking friends, you don’t have anywhere to go. I do. And that’s why you’re scared, because I’m not gonna die crippled and lonely with all you mothafuckas.
When all this is over, when Machine Gun Kelly is over, I have not just fans but hundreds of thousands of family all over the world, because I was a part of their life, or a soundtrack to a part of their life that will always remind them of that or how they overcame that. All you people that don’t see that…die crippled, man. You’re fucking lonely, and I’m not. That’s what I’m saying—real shit, dude. We got all this to go back on, that’s the only thing that’s changed. I don’t give a fuck who likes me. People been liking me, so why do I even care what fucking magazine I’m in? You don’t want to put me in that shit? That’s cool; that’s awesome, dude. The people are coming out anyway, and they still know about the shit. I just want to say this too, all those people that were in the higher power, all the execs, all that shit like that, you should be fucking scared. Because if I say something’s not cool, those fucking fans out there are gonna be like, “Yo, that is not cool.”
Fuck you, no matter much blackballing you want to do. I’m not even on the radio anyway, so you can’t really do much to a mothafucka. Or why would you even want to? I’ve already been torn down so much in my God damn life. Let a mothafucka build a God damn teepee. Let my teepee stand in this fucking world of fucking high-rise buildings and shit. That’s my point, though. The kids are fucking about to run shit. And who better than this kid to be right at the forefront of that shit, just marching with them?
I don’t even know how I got on that. I’m sorry, but that was just some real shit I had to get off my fucking chest. I hope that many people get to see this, see how my mind truly works, and to see that I’m so much deeper of a person than some fucking paparazzi shot of a drunk, peeing, tattooed white boy in some club.
The Importance Of Cleveland In MGK’s Career
DX: You describe that as a change, but we talked to you back in October of 2012, and you said that was the same thing. You even described it as part of the reason why you weren’t getting respected for your music, that you were so, “I don’t give a fuck.” And now it sounds like you’re more, “I don’t give a fuck.”
Machine Gun Kelly: Interesting. Damn, dude. I love great interviews. I love stretching my mind. That’s awesome…I think it’s just a true sense of “I don’t give a fuck” now. I asked Puff last night. I said, “Hey man, when do you think I’ll get Rolling Stone?” He said, “When you stop giving a fuck about getting Rolling Stone.” You know why Puff’s parties are so cool, man? Because you can’t get into the party. It doesn’t matter what the fuck is going on in the party—nothing cool is going on in the party—it’s a party. But for some fucking reason, at his party, you can’t get into the party. So now what do you want to do? Get into that man’s party, and see what the fuck all the hubbub is about. So right now, I do have a fucking “do not enter” sign on Machine Gun Kelly.
DX: A big story broke out in Cleveland today. Amanda Berry and two other women were found in a house; they’d been kidnapped for 10 years. A neighbor was in the right place, right time, and was able to break them out. What are your thoughts on that? Did you see that story?
Machine Gun Kelly: Yeah, we were all watching that story. God is great in that situation; three innocent people are alive. That was crazy. That’s something that I can’t really comment on, except for like God bless everybody, because I wasn’t in that situation. So nothing I could say could do any justice to someone losing 10 years of their life.
DX: It’s something that I just don’t feel comfortable talking about. It’s something that seemed to bring—at least from what I saw on TV today—a unifying kind of energy. It was a big positive thing that happened in Cleveland, despite all the tragedy that surrounded it. I think those are the kind of things that resonate with people.
Machine Gun Kelly: I can’t wait until Cleveland is in headlines for something positive like hosting the All-Star game. I want to see Cleveland in a positive way. As positive as that situation is, it’s still, “Cleveland’s got a criminal.” There’s so much positive stuff in that city I want everybody to see. Every time they see us it’s like a gun shot, three kidnappings. It’s like, “God damn.” Machine Gun Kelly gets arrested, it’s like, “God damn.” We need a fucking cartoon; we need a God damn cartoon. We have one! It’s “The Cleveland Show,” it’s just not in Cleveland.
Machine Gun Kelly Answers Three Fan’s Questions
DX: We saw your fans outside before we came up here to interview you.
Machine Gun Kelly: How they doing?
DX: They are drunk, they are excited, and they are decked out in…
Machine Gun Kelly: Machine Gun Kelly gear.
DX: Exactly. So we asked them what ultimate Machine Gun Kelly question they would ask, and the first question we received was, “Would you date a chubby chick?”
Machine Gun Kelly: Yeah, I have. For a long time, actually. She was the only person to ever make me cum four times in a blowjob. It hurt. By the third one I was like, “Huhhh…” The fourth one I had to fake, like “Uh, yeah there it is. Get the fuck off!” I didn’t touch my dick for two weeks, [starts singing “I Got Dat Sack” by Yo Gotti] “Sucked the skin off this dick, should’ve seen this shit.”
DX: Y’all broke up?
Machine Gun Kelly: That bitch just went crazy. That bitch was crazy. Crazy bitch…crazier than a mothafucka.
DX: The second question we had was, what is the one life-changing moment that you’ve had? What is something that happened that changed the entire way you look at things?
Machine Gun Kelly: I don’t think anything’s happened big enough that’s changed my life. I still have so many of the problems that everyone was critical about these past years and [reasons] why I haven’t succeeded yet. A lot of that was in my attitude and stuff like that. Given that I still have that problem, and just because everyone caught me on a good day today—unless this becomes a constant thing—I don’t think I’ve experienced a life-changing, “whoa” moment yet. I haven’t actually changed to the point where everyone’s like, “Dude, he’s just so much different now, it’s awesome.” There are still those days where you’re just like, “Fuck you man, MGK sucks today.” Not the people. I’m talking about on the bus, where people wake up and they’re like, “God dammit. This fucking guy.”
DX: So that’s you just being yourself, and being yourself has gotten you here.
Machine Gun Kelly: Yeah, being myself is not the move if you want to be a fucking rapper [laughs]. Don’t be yourself, kids. We all see what it’s done, be like everyone else, dude, go…nevermind. I’m not gonna go there.
DX: The next one’s a specific fan. We had one of your fans ask what is your favorite kind of bud so he can go to the dispensary right now and go buy it?
Machine Gun Kelly: There’s so many God damn types of weed, it’s just like, “Gimme a break.” It’s all the same shit. It’s all gonna fucking kill us chemically. There’s so much chemicals in this shit that it’s not even pure hemp anymore. What are these white crystals on this shit, honestly? All the white crystals and shit; that wasn’t on the plant, mothafucka. What is that? I really don’t care. I just smoke it. You know what this shit is called [points to his joint]? This is called “Abusive OG.” Good lord, man! And it is [abusive]. You see me, we done took a couple hits in this mothafucka, like boom, boom, boom! Like that one shit when we got really deep? Good God, what nerve did you abuse to get that out? Abusive OG? Alright dude, let’s see what you got. Fuck it, man. There’s so much shit dude, it’s all the same…just green. If it’s green, I’ll smoke it.
MGK Talks Bone Thugs-n-Harmony & Retail Albums
DX: We have a couple questions we been working on internally…
Machine Gun Kelly: Please, your questions are sweet, dude. We could do this all day.
DX: Are albums relevant?
Machine Gun Kelly: Yes, of course, albums are definitely relevant—highly relevant.
DX: Was there a point where you were like, man, do I even need an album?
Machine Gun Kelly: Yes. Just, why? But nothing beats buying that fucking album, nothing beats buying it, because there’s motivation. You bought that, and you paid hard earned money. Now, when I buy albums, it’s like you always want to listen to it. It’s like buying a piece of clothing—you want to wear it. It’s such a good feeling knowing that record sales are coming back. I heard we’re almost about to go platinum with “Wild Boy.” How fucking sick is that? They’re gonna always have to call me a platinum recording artist, no matter what’s after it. It doesn’t fucking matter if I take a shit on myself. “Platinum Machine Gun Kelly…”
DX: My favorite thing about that video is Layzie Bone in it. You used my favorite member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. That’s my favorite group of all time.
Machine Gun Kelly: That’s what’s up, man.
DX: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is the reason why I care about lyrics.
Machine Gun Kelly: That’s cool. You read ‘em on the inside of the album packets, all the lyrics on ‘em?
DX: Yeah, and that came later too.
Machine Gun Kelly: That’s sick, dude.
DX: What does Bone mean to Cleveland?
Machine Gun Kelly: Pioneers. OGs. It’s like Bun B to Texas. Bun B is to Texas is what Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is to Cleveland. Onomatopoeia. I’m just playing, I know it’s not onomatopoeia. “Ow” is onomatopoeia, I believe.
DX: When we think about Hip Hop we always think about…
Machine Gun Kelly: Assholes? Sorry, I’m just playing.
DX: We think about interacting with Hip Hop, I’m a child of the ‘90s.
Machine Gun Kelly: Me too.
DX: In the ‘90s and ‘80s, you had the parks and jams and graffiti…
Machine Gun Kelly: Super cultured.
MGK On The Hip Hop’s Lack Of Interaction In The Digital Era
DX: Exactly. In the technological era, how do people interact with Hip Hop?
Machine Gun Kelly: They don’t interact with Hip Hop, mothafucka! Hey yo, I’m about to go. I’m bout to go, baby! Mothafucka, they don’t interact! They don’t interact! They don’t interact! These mothafuckas—I swear to God—they don’t interact, man. How you think these mothafuckas blow up, man? I can’t believe you let some of these chumps blow up. Off the Internet swag? Oh my God, so many people are on that don’t deserve to be, man. Hip Hop is for the streets. Not for the streets, but the sound comes from the streets. You have to interact with the streets to be Hip Hop. Interacting with the keyboard about the streets is not Hip Hop. This generation now, I post a picture of me with a puppy, and they’re like, “Fuck you, you fucking faggot, you with that fucking… I swear to God, if I saw you…” That’s how people interact now. There is no interaction. If I’m with a puppy on the street, no one’s coming up to me like, “Hey! Hey you, with the fucking puppy. Yeah! Fuck you, you fucking puppy fucking lover!” Everything is so God damn digital and fucking un-interactive; there is no interaction. With me, if you have a problem, I’m like, “What the fuck’s going on, man?” That’s interaction. “What the fuck’s going on, man?”
That’s not interaction. And Hip Hop is all about that, dude. Like, look at beefs now. It sucks. At least the little beef I had, the softest it ever was, was on camera. All the real talk was off-camera that no one knew about. There was interaction. This is not interaction to me. In the Digital Era, the technological era? There’s no interaction. No interaction. Why do you think artists want to stay in a God damn cocoon all the fucking time?
People go, “Yo, let me get a picture! Yo!” First off, stop. Hi, I’m Machine Gun Kelly. Nice to meet you. What’s your name? Henry? Oh okay, cool. Well, where I’m from we say hello first. What’s up, mothafucka? Secondly, you’re in my bathroom stall, so would you like something in here, or are you just that much of a cock that you decided to come in?” That wasn’t going on in the ‘80s. In the ‘80s, people were coming up like, “Aw dude, I love your shit, yada yada yada, maybe can you sign something?” But there was appreciation there. Now, it’s like I walk down fucking Sunset, and just because I have a leather jacket on and tattoos and I’m tall, fucking old, white ladies are coming up to me, like “Can we get a picture?” Do you know who I am for real, or are you just looking at me with a bunch of people in tattoos and think that?
I just see my people coming up wrong. Dude, you got to go back to appreciating music. I’ll see people in the moment of something great, and they won’t even be paying attention. They’ll be on their phones or looking at something else. Yo, stop looking through a lens, and watch this moment. This is a great moment in life. Whatever moment that may be, you just don’t even see people appreciating it anymore. They have to appreciate it through a glass. It sucks. It just sucks. That’s how I feel about this era. Don’t you agree?
DX: I think technology will separate the real from the fake real quick. I think all the things Hip Hop are founded on are still there.
Machine Gun Kelly: I think we’re doing a 360, if that’s a better way to see it. We were at a 180 a few years ago, and now we’re kinda back in that era of good feeling and culture in Hip Hop. I really do feel like that. Like you’re saying, a lot of artists now—don’t get me wrong, I said what I said—but there are plenty of artists that make me feel good about this again. I’m like, “Cool, that’s what’s up.” I see their crew over there doing their thing; that’s sweet. We got our shit going over here, and there’s a mutual respect. There is some cool fucking shit going on right now.
DX: Part of the reason why your fans like you is because you can rap good. For a large part of the last decade, there weren’t even rappers. There were trappers, and they said it. They were like, “I’m not a rapper, I’m a trapper.”
Machine Gun Kelly: Right, but at least they were interacting with the streets, and that’s why I was so frustrated. From 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, I was that kid. Anyone in the city with knowledge, they were like, “Yo, I probably have a hard copy of his music somewhere in my shit. I remember this mothafucka down there battling people in front of Tower City, on the motherfucking train going to work every day rapping his ass off. He was outside the school getting laughed at, rapping his ass off, and he was in the lunchroom battling ol’ boy. He was passing out his CD, and no one wanted to fuck with his CD.”
I was out there really interacting, and that was the shit where I’m having mothafuckas laugh at me, ‘cause I was one of the only white boys in the area. You turn on a video, and you see a dude at college just blow up. It’s like, “Dude, you already have a lane.” I wish that I had someone to fucking pay for me to go to a decent university or some shit. My mind wouldn’t be on fucking rapping and talking about getting fucked up and fucking my life up. Whatever subjects you choose to rap about—which is probably what it is—that shit is frustrating. Because you’re like, “Stay out of my lane, ‘cause I’m out here really having to fucking work for this shit to try and make this happen. But it’s like, you’re doing that while you’re going to classes.”
No, mothafucka, go to classes and just focus on changing the world for the better. Leave this shit to the dumb mothafuckas like me who fucked around in school and didn’t take the opportunity when I should have, and went down the wrong path. But I found a way to bring it back the right way. So let me just bring it back. But now I can’t. Now every white boy has tattoos. A mothafucka comes out, I start going crazy on stage. I start bringing Punk Rock and everything, now all of a sudden everyone’s a God damn rockstar. Everyone’s got a leather vest on. Everyone’s got fucking jean jackets and patches and mothafuckin’ crowd surfing and walking on people…all that shit. It’s like, “God Damn, mothafucka! Let my fucking nuts breathe.”
I always got tore down. I come into everything, and there are so many behind-the-scenes things that artists have told me that I’m just like, “Can you just get on camera and say that to everybody so fucking something in my legacy can be mine?” I shaved both my sides, and I kept this weird little hair cut. This is a weird little haircut; it’s kinda cool, Then, fucking, I get a Instagram—it’s like me next to Justin Bieber. And it’s the same haircut, and I’m like, “Good Lord! All I want to do is be what the fuck I came in as.” I’m gonna be fucking wearing pink tutus by the end of this shit, trying to find my own fucking swag. People keep fucking…soon as I do it, it’s like, “It’s mine now, and I have 30 million more fans than you. So they’re all gonna think it’s mine when you come out with it yourself.” I come out, and they’re gonna be like, “Oh yeah, you look like so-and-so!” I’m gonna be like, “Nah, I look like me. But you just saw me last.”
DX: This is the dress era of Hip Hop.
Machine Gun Kelly: I fucking spend $60 at most on my entire outfit anyway. I’m a bum, so I don’t care.
MGK On Originality & Guilty Pleasures
DX: Another one of your fans wants to know, what’s your musical guilty pleasure?
Machine Gun Kelly: The Space Jam soundtrack… Sister Act 2 soundtrack…the Grease soundtrack.
DX: Grease 2 soundtrack?
Machine Gun Kelly: I didn’t make it there. “You better shape up…”
DX: I got one more question for you…
Machine Gun Kelly: You’re gonna have to title this shit, “Epic Interview.”
DX: We might have to.
Machine Gun Kelly: There’s some crazy shit going on in this interview. A mothafucka could learn!
DX: We had some gems in there.
Machine Gun Kelly: There were some gems; there were some little hidden gems. There were some fuck ups, but there were some little gems in there. Behind the music, take that quote from this interview and use it. I love that.
DX: You mentioned earlier that in the Digital Era, people don’t interact in the same way. They type about it. You got a line of people that have been sitting out there since 11 a.m. You’ve had people sitting out there waiting for you. That seems like some hellified interaction.
Machine Gun Kelly: True. You do have really good points, and I’m expressing maybe too firm of an answer where there are some loose ends. But, I agree. They’re at least out here. You’re right. For the most part, though I just mean as far as people interacting. I get that through the artist-to-fan, that digital interaction is awesome. I love that interaction. Being able to talk to a fan, one sentence, or a fucking smiley face to a fan will make their life. People just always gotta do the most. It’s like if I post a picture of me and my daughter on my feed, don’t say some crazy shit about my daughter on my feed. That’s just so disrespectful, man. If I post a picture of me, how do you know I’m not a self-conscious mothafucka? God damn, just ‘cause you feel ugly as fuck, and you are ugly as fuck doesn’t mean I can’t feel that way too. And maybe I don’t want to hear that. Make my day feel better. Don’t tell me I’m a fucking lame, you weren’t mad when I was broke.
That’s what I say to people all the time, “You weren’t mad when I was broke.” You don’t know if I’m broke now; I don’t go around flaunting my shit. Respect me, mothafucka. I never changed. And the digital shit, as far as people just not being able to appreciate you as a person because the digital media will make a model bitch on Instagram be like a celebrity or some shit. It’s like, this chick has a big ass, you spazzing ‘cause you seen her in person? For real? You seen Miss Peach Cherry? Miss Cherry Peach, “Oh shit! Hold up! Damn, cuz! Oh, that’s Miss Peach Cherry, right there! Man, hey, let me get a…Hey! Peach Cherry! Oh, shit, shit, shit!” That bitch just took a picture and 11,000 people liked the picture.
That shit just makes you seem cooler than you are. Everything we do is normal, and all that shit does is make us seem like we’re way cooler. It’s so not. That’s why digital media just sometimes makes us a bigger deal when sometimes I really wish I could just walk to the line and be like, “Hey, what’s up?” and people not freak. But maybe again that’s just the kid in me. I still wanna be able to run around and be a kid sometimes, I guess. But at the end of the day, it’s such an ill position for me, and I’m so grateful that I’m on a bus doing an interview. [I’m grateful] that people give a fuck what I have to say anyway, and they took the time to come out here. Fans are fucking out there waiting. As much bad shit as going in the world, what’s really wrong? I’m 23-years old, I’m about to go play a headlining show, I have my best friends here, I’m high, and I’m fed. My daughter’s gonna watch her daddy on TV tonight. I’m about to be on TV! Only to the broadcast watchers, but still, that’s sweet. I’m just appreciative. That’s the wrap-up of this interview. That’s the last thing I want to say, because I never say it enough. I’m appreciative of all this.
DX: We appreciate it, man.
Machine Gun Kelly: That was nuts.