G.O.O.D. Music’s Kid Cudi and Machine Gun Kelly have reportedly clashed for the title of “Rage” originator as the Cleveland homegrown rappers are both taking credit for inspiring the movement.
Cudder posted a Tumblr message acknowledging his paving to raging.
“There’s only one original Rager, and thats me. I started this ‘rage’ sh*,” he wrote August 26th. “The lifestyle, the term, the whole new meaning and definition of the word. Understand and be clear, IAM THE RAGER, IAM FOREVER. When you hear ANYONE talking bout ‘rage’ or ‘raging’, know where that sh*t originated. Guess ima have to do some trademarkin’. ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES. WE LIVE THIS SH*T!” (Kid Cudi’s Tumblr)
Earlier in the day, Cudi also shot out a subliminal tweet.
“F*ck the flow, yall jackin our slang, I seen the same sh*t happen to Kane…,” he tweeted August 26th. (Kid Cudi’s Twitter)
The words caught wind of Machine Gun Kelly who defended his contribution to raging.
Shortly after the post also simultaneously posted on Cudi’s Twitter (@WizardCud), Cleveland newcomer Machine Gun Kelly responded with an angry tweet, calling Cudi “jealous”, most likely for his quick rise. “If i was you, i’d hate me too…you jealous muf*cka. 216 what up. EST what up. lace the f*** up,” wrote Kelly (@MachineGunKelly). “Headed to the show, hereeeeee we go AZ lemme see what kind of #powerRAGERS yall are working with.” (BallerStatus)
Earlier this month, MGK talked to SOHH and explained the essence of his Rage movement.
“Raging is just about taking a bunch of pent up anger and turning it into crazy antics on-stage,” Kelly explained to SOHH. “It’s just a chance for a 30-minute, hour-long show to free yourself. It’s about freeing yourself and being whatever you want. Whether it’s pulling your boobs out, yelling, or just bleeding everywhere. Whatever. You choose your own form of rage.” (SOHH)
Check out some recent Machine Gun Kelly footage below: