Machine Gun Kelly Blames Eminem Beef for Poor Album Performance

Written by on November 30, 2020

Machine Gun Kelly’s beef with Eminem was not good for enterprise.

Talking with Interview journal, the Cleveland rapper mirrored on his notorious feud with the “Rap God” and the way it derailed the success of his fourth album, Lodge Diablo. The mission was a industrial disappointment, debuting at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with first-week gross sales of 39,000 equal album models.

However MGK stays pleased with Lodge Diablo, although it didn’t get a lot shine. “As a hip-hop album, it’s flawless entrance to again, and in addition a touch on the evolution of how I went right into a pop-punk album,” he mentioned. “Nevertheless it was coming off the tail-end of that notorious beef [with Eminem]. So nobody needed to offer it the time of day.”

He blames the mission’s lackluster efficiency on his beef with Slim Shady. “It’s like in the event you make a shitty film and then you definitely come out with an excellent film proper after, however folks need to deal with the truth that they hated no matter you simply did,” he mentioned. “What I did within the beef was precisely what it ought to be, however that mission wasn’t welcomed. The subsequent album got here from already feeling like I’d counted out, so I didn’t even care what the general public was going to assume.”

MGK’s most up-to-date album Tickets to My Downfall fared a lot better, debuting atop the Billboard 200 with 126,000 equal models. “That’s why the mission was sarcastically my finest obtained one, as a result of it was essentially the most easy, with the least outdoors affect,” he defined.

The rappers’ feud reached a boiling level when Em dropped his Kamikaze monitor “Not Alike” in 2018, prompting Kelly to fireside again together with his “Rap Satan” diss. After going backwards and forwards, issues appeared to cool down. Nevertheless, earlier this yr, MGK launched “Bullets with Names” on which he boasted about killing a “G.O.A.T.”

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