Machine Gun Kelly broke into the rap scene with projects like Lace Up, General Admission, and BINGE before deciding to pivot from the world of rap and begin dabbling in other genres. It appears, the artist is planning a return to his roots as he plans to take a break from the alternative rock genre.
In a new interview with Audacy, the 32-year-old revealed that, following the success of his most recent arrival, Mainstream Sellout, he’s looking to return to the rap scene. Although, he’s found success with his latest endeavors, the “Wild Boy” artist is hoping to expand his boundaries as an artist.
Kelly explained that, “I’m going to make a rap for myself,” before adding, “For no other reason, no point to prove, no chip on my shoulder.” As you may know, he has often been criticized for his rap skills, starting rumors that he had no choice but to move away from hip hop if he wanted to succeed. It appears, he’s not paying any heed to these words.
The Houston-born star said, “If I keep doing things to prove things to people, I’m going to one, drive myself crazy and two, not make a good product,” He further explained, “I made Tickets and mainstream sellout because I wanted to make them. I need to now also make people miss that sound.”
Kelly shared that after he gets back from his tour, he’ll be picking back up “where [he] left Hotel Diablo and expand on [his] storytelling as a rapper.” Meanwhile, you can listen to him speak at length about his future as a music creator below.
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