Bad Boy Records’ Machine Gun Kelly is living up to Diddy’s company name by finding himself in a $15,000 lawsuit over reportedly attacking a Florida club bouncer earlier this year.
According to reports, the bouncer’s lawyer claims his client nearly lost a finger courtesy of Kells and is now seeking over $15,000 in damages.
These pics are GNARLY — a bouncer’s finger was cut open like a fish after rapper Machine Gun Kelly allegedly threw a bottle at him … and now, the guy’s suing … big time. The security guard — a guy named William Long — filed the lawsuit in Florida, claiming MGK used a liquor bottle as a weapon to slice his finger during a massive bar brawl back in January. Long’s lawyer James Flynn tells TMZ, the injury occurred after MGK pegged a bottle at Long inside the bar … and the shrapnel nearly sliced his finger off clean. Just take a look at the pics. According to the lawsuit, MGK’s shenanigans put Long in the hospital for 8 days … a stint that also included 2 separate surgeries. Long’s now suing for unspecified damages — well in excess of $15,000. (TMZ)
Back in January, MGK talked about the backlash he received from Puffy after his publicized arrest.
“You can tell he’s, like, playful with it, but there’s a serious tone behind [it],” Machine Gun Kelly told MTV News on Monday (January 30) about his boss’ reaction to the incident in a Florida club that led to the arrest. “I talked to Puff today, and he’s like, ‘It’s all good. Do what you do. You did what you had to do.’ …” On Friday night, one of MGK’s friends was caught drunk driving and got into a car crash; Kells was not present, but try explaining that to Diddy. “He thought I was in the car too, so he thought I got arrested twice. It was like the first arrest was cool, like, all right, he’ll let it slide. But when he [thought it was two arrests], he was like, ‘What the f—? You got arrested two times? Something is wrong with you, man,’ ” MGK said, imitating one of Puff’s patented tantrums. “He was, like, spazzing out. I think all the label is on edge about how we rock.” (MTV)
Following the arrest, Diddy got on Twitter and asked followers to help locate MGK.
“Did anyone hear waht hapopened to @machinegunkelly tonight???!!! Did he get arrested?????!!!!!! Wt,” Diddy tweeted January 30th.
“@machinegunkelly where the f*ck are you at? Are you ok? Do you need Bail or a lawyer?????!! Eveyrone hit him to see if he’s ok!”
“@machinegunkelly WtF!!!!!! Call me at miami crib now!!!!! Everyone hit him and tell him to call me NOW!!!!! Pls thanks!!!!” (Diddy’s Twitter)
Details on his disorderly charge surfaced online around late January.
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly’s tour took an unexpected stop early this morning — to jail … after he was busted by police in Florida for misdemeanor disorderly conduct. According to the website for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, MGK (real name Richard Baker) was busted at 4:12 AM and released a few hours later after posting $100 bond. MGK is currently touring and played the State Theatre in St. Petersburg last night. His next tour date is in Los Angeles on February 8. (TMZ)
Check out some recent MGK footage down below: