Machine Gun Kelly is two albums into his retreat from rap.
That would be two straight number one albums, suggesting that MGK's genre change to pop-punk was a good call.
Now Machine Gun Kelly is switching back to Hip Hop. He explained why on Audacy Check In.
"I’m going to make a rap album for myself,” MGK explained. “For no other reason, no point to prove, no chip on my shoulder. If I keep doing things to prove things to people, I’m going to one, drive myself crazy and two, not make a good product.
I made Tickets and Mainstream Sellout because I wanted to make them,” he said of his two post-rap album. “I need to now also make people miss that sound.
I’m going to do this tour and I’m gonna step into where I left Hotel Diablo and expand on my storytelling as a rapper and find a new innovative sound for the hip-hop Machine Gun Kelly," he continued. "That’s where my excitement is and where me as a music archaeologist wants to explore.”
Some people think Eminem and his Stans chased MGK out of rap once Kelly dared to challenge Shady on wax.
If they really did, should they do it again?