News: Machine Gun Kelly Unloads On Computer-Smashing Reports, Microsoft Issues Statement
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 4:02PM
Bad Boy Records' Machine Gun Kelly has come clean on what exactly went down at last weekend's Microsoft Store in Atlanta and denied damanging any products during his performance.
According to MGK, he meant no harm in performing atop the store's tables.
"Last Friday, I was asked to perform at The Source's Power 30 reception and honored to do so. My only goal was to give a great performance. Contrary to what is being reported by the media, I did not stomp on any computers, damage any store property nor were the police called on my behalf. There was some confusion as to where I should perform. But, in the end, it was all resolved. I'd like to thank The Source for the opportunity and let the people at Microsoft know I meant no disrespect." (Complex)
Microsoft also issued a statement and clarified speculation surrounding the event.
"On Sept. 28, The Source held a private event at the Microsoft Lenox Square Store. We offer our stores as a venue for the community to use, and this event was not sponsored by Microsoft. While the artist's behavior was appropriate for a concert, some of it was not appropriate in a store environment." (Complex)
Last Friday, SOHH gave a first-hand account of what took place at MGK's in-store set.
"After chopping it up with V-103's Greg Street and his Bad Boy boss, MGK popped up at Atlanta's Microsoft Store for The Source's Digital 30 reception and in true style he let his wild boy out. He flipped off an older lady while repeating his vulgar lyrics in her face then jumped on the store's tables full of computers and started A-Town stomping and throwing Source signs across the room. Pulling his shirt up and hopping from table to table, MGK was forced to stop rapping when the store shut down the sound systems. Throwing the mic on the table, the wild boy jumped off the table and police said, 'Party over'." (SOHH)
The Source's Editor-in-Chief Kim Osorio later hit SOHH up with a statement regarding the impromptu show.
"Last night, the Source held an exclusive VIP dinner and private reception to unveil our 15th annual power 30 issue. While performing at the reception, he was asked to come down off the tables which he did. The event was not shut down as reported. It was scheduled to end at 11pm. [sic]" (SOHH)