Bad Boy Records’ rapper Machine Gun Kelly recently lived up to his label’s name by poking fun at music rival Yelawolf being ten years older than him.
Known for having tensions toward Yela, MGK playfully fired a few shots at the 32 year-old emcee.
Seems like Yelawolf and Machine Gun Kelly may never get along. On Friday, when Wolf appeared on Shade 45’s All Out radio show, he tossed a little shot after he was asked if he gets compared to MGK a lot. On the red carpet for Sunday night’s BET 2012 Awards, Kelly returned the favor. “I love him, man. You gotta respect your elders, and he’s an old man so I gotta give it up,” the 22-year old MGK told MTV News, mocking Yelawolf, who is 10 years older. “I respect all grandpas around the world doin’ it big. Salute.” (MTV)
Last November, Kells denied having any active problems with 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)