Newly signed Bad Boy Records rapper Machine Gun Kelly has responded to Shady Records’ Yelawolf after getting challenged to name drop him on wax this week.
MGK said being barely old enough to legally drink, he may have gone ahead of himself by making accusations about Yela taking subliminal jabs at him.
“I have a problem with Yelawolf? No. I don’t think hip-hop needs that. I think it’s corny when it’s two white guys [beefing]. Especially when we’re cut from the same type of cloth,” MGK said in an interview. “I think that I’m young and I’m wild and I say some things, things just fly out of my mouth that are taken a different way. The thing with Yelawolf didn’t start with the [BET] cypher thing. It started with me doing an interview – more like multiple interviews. I always get the Yelawolf question, comparisons and stuff like that — The interview that they were referring to when Yelawolf did do the interview and he saw the stuff was when I was drunk and talking stuff. It wasn’t bad what I said. I just think it’s a Yelawolf impression – I don’t know where it went wrong. Honestly, everything I’m doing is all in good fun, man. I think people took things the wrong way. We never had the chance to speak — I’m 21, man. I’m going to say some stuff that people aren’t going to understand.” (Ben Park Productions)
A day prior, Yela challenged Machine Gun Kelly to name drop him if he wanted to battle.
“He’s being sensitive. He thinks I’m talking about him [when I’m not],” Yela said in an interview with radio host Bootleg Kev. “The best thing that he could do is if he has a problem or if he has something he needs to say to me, just say my name, dog. This is hip-hop, if you’ve got something you want to rap about, just rap about it. At the end of the day, this is the God’s honest truth, on the Bible, I haven’t heard any of his songs — just because a rapper is white, I don’t feel the need to attack them; part of my crew is white rappers — put it on wax — Machine Gun Kelly, if you want it, come get it. Drop your verse, do whatever you want to [do]. If you want to take it there, we can take it there – and that goes for anybody else, too. If you’re feeling froggy, jump motherf*cker.” (Bootleg Kev)
Yela’s remarks came just days after MGK called him out during a radio interview.
This comes after MGK’s appearance on New York’s Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club morning show last week where he said he felt Yela was taking subliminal shots at him with his cypher verse. “Real talk, I just think he takes shots at me in every one of his raps, like the BET cypher,” Kelly said. “I felt like that was all about me.” (XXL Mag)
Although Yela is down for battles, he previously said he would want no part of Eminem.
The unassuming southern rapper, who possesses one of the more blistering flows in the game, humbly bowed down to his new boss Eminem. “I’d say Marshall is definitely at the top of the list,” agreed Yela. “Cyhi Da Prince is metaphorically the illest dude out right now in my opinion. Just the way that he can flip words, he’ll just tear you apart.” Yela confessed during the interview that battling wasn’t his forte such as it was for Em in his younger days coming up in Detroit. Hailing from the small town of Gadsden in Alabama, the opportunity for head to head competition for Yela was scarce. “Where I grew up, there was never a battle scene,” shared Yelawolf. “I never got to exercise that because frankly it’ll get you beat up in Gadsden.” Yela added, “There was never no scene, no ciphers, no real scene to get in. So I’m not really equipped in that arena anyway.” Yela wrapped up his answers succinctly by saying “I definitely wouldn’t want it with Marshall or [Cyhi Da] Prince. Nobody does.” (RapFix)
Check out Machine Gun Kelly’s interview below: