“Machine Gun Kelly: If you want it, come get it.”
Yelawolf was a guest on Bootleg Kev's radio show recently, and the Shady Records rapper took some time to address a rumored beef with fellow white rapper and Bad Boy records signee, Machine Gun Kelly. MGK had previously taken issue with Yelawolf's BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 cypher freestyle in which he said the line:
"Plenty of white boys to pick from this year/But before you pick a pepper you better pick up your heater."
"He's being sensitive. He thinks I'm talking about him," Yelawolf said. "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."
Yelawolf went on to say that he doesn't feel threatened by other rappers just because they happen to be white.
"Just because a rapper is white, I don't feel the need to attack them," he said. "Part of my crew is white rappers, you know, like Marshall Mathers. So that's not at all my aim."
One thing that did rub the "Hard White" rapper the wrong way was MGK's claim that he and his crew were responsible for bringing headbanging and crowdsurfing to hip hop.
"I really was in awe, I couldn't believe he had the audacity to say that," Yelawolf said. "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, that came off the Warped Tour ... and they were offended."
The Alabama native reiterated that although he isn't after beef, there is a very simple way to handle any issues Kelly or anyone else might have with him.
"At the end of the day, it could all be boiled down to records, man," he said. "Put it on wax ... Machine Gun Kelly: if you 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," he said.
"And that goes for anybody else, too. If you're feeling froggy, jump motherf****."
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