Machine Gun Kelly has enjoyed a hugely successful transition from rap to pop-punk, but now he’s dubbed himself gatekeeper of all things rock music in a new interview.
Speaking to Spotify, MGK gets incredibly riled up about the current state of rock music, saying “the state of rock and roll depends on rock stars.”
“I gotta see some ‘fuck you’,” he said. “I want some attitude, dude.”
That’s all well and fine, but then he goes on a giant, vitriolic rampage about how some people in rock bands wear “comfortable shoes”.
It’s a largely expletive filled rant – “put on some Dr. Martens, you fuck” – and then went on to say how the shoes are a metaphor.
Watch the whole thing below.
— Spotify (@Spotify) December 4, 2020
Naturally, New Balance-wearing rockstars from all over the world have gathered to hit back at MGK’s comments, because that’s the timeline we’re living in. Please enjoy responses from The Amity Affliction, BATHS, Trophy Eyes and more.
Godspeed to us all.
MGK said some embarrassing shit and now people in bands have MGK stans telling them they’re jealous of MGK saying embarrassing shit about shoes hahaha SHOES MAN! ROCK N ROLL IS ABOUT SHOES!
— Joel Birch (@JoelDTD) December 15, 2020
OMG stans listen up i’m not saying MGK doesn’t deserve it or hasn’t worked hard. my only DREAM is to tough it out on the road. the GRAFT, the LONG days and LONGER nights, to work HARD and then when i FINALLY make it i can make fun of the shoes worn by the people beneath me
— craig reynolds (@reynlord) December 15, 2020
i truly can’t believe this isn’t a bit 🤢 https://t.co/lUotw5xPj6
— ● Will Wiesenfeld ● (@BATHSmusic) December 16, 2020
Here’s some fuck you 🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻 https://t.co/RhZYk36vL4
— YAWNS (@yawnscult) December 16, 2020