During a recent interview with Howard Stern, Machine Gun Kelly had a special message for anyone questioning his rock status.

MGK said, “F**k you. It blows my mind, even in the genre that I’m in when people act like this is like some new thing.”

He continued, “It blows my mind. You can literally look back 10 years ago at rock festivals, and my name is right there on the flyer. Like we’ve always been in the culture. I’m super confused where this is like, ‘Oh he’s new to the scene’ [claims]. Like, f**k you. We’ve been here so long, defying boxes and genres and odds.”

He added, “I was platinum with two albums out, still living on a bean bag in my manager’s apartment. None of you have s**t to say about the comfort of that, like, as if that didn’t [happen]. This was after I already had albums out. You know how much that mentally f**ks with you? […] All my money is being taken [by] a puppet master who is convincing me, ‘Oh, I’m here for you,’ but I’m living in a f**king apartment on a bean bag.”

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