Bad Boy Entertainment’s Machine Gun Kelly shared his thoughts on hip-hop artist Macklemore addressing the race card with his new “White Privileges II” song.
Approached by paparazzi this week, MGK discussed his disinterest in categorizing hip-hop by skin tones.
“I’m not just a great white rapper, I’m a great rapper, why the f*ck is it about color,” MGK said when told he’s one of the top five greatest white rappers. “Race is not an issue. Race is an issue for people like Macklemore and sh*t. Bro, I’m comfortable in my own skin. I can’t help other people be the same way. Dog, I’m listening to the Rolling Stones, I can’t talk.” (TMZ)
Last week, New York rapper Talib Kweli went off on Hustle Gang’s Iggy Azalea for taking personal offense to Mack’s “White Privileges II” song.
Iggy eventually came forward and spoke out on the situation via Twitter.
The tensions sparked when Macklemore’s “White Privileges II” song landed online hours prior.
“You’ve exploited and stolen the music, the moment,” Mack raps. “The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with / The culture was never yours to make better. You’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea – Fake and so plastic, you’ve heisted the magic/ You’ve taken the drums and the accent you rapped in/ You’re branded ‘hip-hop,’ it’s so fascist and backwards.” (“White Privileges II”)
Iggy addressed the verbal jab on her Twitter page once the song went viral.