Yelawolf Challenges Machine Gun Kelly
Yelawolf recently sat down with BootlegKev to promote his upcoming LP and respond to comments made by Bad Boy artist Machine Gun Kelly.
Apparently MGK took offense to the bars from the Alabama rapper’s Shady 2.0 freestyle where he spits, “Plenty of white boys to pick from this year/But before you pick a pepper you better pick up your heater.”
Catfish Billy contends that the verse wasn’t aimed at Kelly, who was in another cipher at the awards show, but assures the Cleveland rapper that he can get it all the same.
“He’s being sensitive. He thinks I’m talking about him [when I’m not],” he explained. “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…that’s not at all my aim…at the end of the day, it could all be boiled down to records…put it on wax…Machine Gun Kelly, if 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 mothaFawka.”
“I’ve worked really hard for a long time to create a style and a sound that’s all my own taken from the inspirations that I’ve pulled from, from the Beastie [Boys] and Redman, and as far a live shows go Cypress Hill and Triple 6 [Mafia], just trying to give a rebirth to that energy, so I heard there were some [comments]…after the BET Awards…[where Kelly] was going on about how no one needs to be doing [crowd surfing and other stage antics]…like, ‘We started this, when no one else was headbanging, we were headbanging.’ I really was in awe, I couldn’t believe he had the audacity to say that. Not even on my behalf – take me out of the equation – this is Hip Hop, man. This music is very broad. I have people in my crew that are straight hardcore [music fans] that came off of the [Vans] Warped Tour…[and] they were offended.”
Peep the entire interview below: