Machine Gun Kelly shares his account of what happened during the brawl between Gunplay and members of 50 Cent’s entourage.
Details in regards to the fight that included Miami rapperGunplay and alleged members of 50 Cent’s entourage have continued to emerge following the melee which took place in a parking lot during the taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards on September 29.
While appearing on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Bad Boy artist Machine Gun Kelly offered up another account of what went down during the taping of the awards show. According to the rapper, just minutes prior to the fight 50 Cent made a few sarcastic comments about Diddy outside of the Bad Boy Records founder’s trailer.
“I was about to go say ‘what’s up’ and introduce myself to Gunplay right when that was about to happen,” MGK explained. “Right before that happened Fifty came up to Puff – I think it was the other way around…I don’t like to stay in one place I like to roam and just look at people so I was just roaming through the trailers and I just remember Fifty coming up outside of Puff’s trailer and being like, but Puff was on the inside of his trailer so he said to somebody and was like, ‘What kind of money Puff say he was getting again? I can count that shit on one hand man’…I thought it was all funny and sarcastic and then two seconds later the whole Gunplay thing popped off.”
Following Machine Gun Kelly’s commentary on the scuffle, the topic of fight versus flight came up and the Cleveland rapper spoke on an incident in which he thought he was on the verge of an incident similar to Gunplay’s.
“In Philly, we pulled up to the radio station and there was a black SUV outside of it and it was two black dudes in the SUV,” said the rapper in a video posted on HipHop-n-More.com. “And right when I hopped out the thing I heard, ‘Man, fuck Cleveland. Fuck them Browns. Fuck Machine Gun Kelly.’ And the first thing I’m thinking and I put myself in the position, I put myself in the Gunplay position. I was like the first thing I thought was someone’s trying to World Star me right now so I was like, ‘Fuck you!’”
Machine Gun Kelly appeared on The Breakfast Club this morning (October 11) to promote his debut album, Lace Up, which was released on October 9.
Chris Lighty’s impact in Hip Hop was on display by the attendees to his memorial service.
As previously reported, Chris Lighty was found dead last week, reportedly as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The event turned out to be something of a media circus, as cameras crowded around Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, which also hosted The Notorious B.I.G. and Aaliyah’s funerals.
LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Mary J. Blige, Diddy, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, and Lloyd Banks were among those in attendance at the high-profile event.
Watch the video below, spotted at RapRadar:
UPDATE: Puffy plans to venture into music television by the end of the year. From vodka entrepreneur to professional actor, Diddy has never been one to shy away from the chance to expand his brand. Now, the Bad Boy mogul is looking to branch into a new frontier with a music-themed television network Revolt. According to Broadcasting Cable, Diddy is launching a new television network called Revolt on December 12, 2012. Sources indicate that Revolt will focus primarily on music and music videos, a la MTV. Although there are few details about the kind of distributiong the network will receive, Revolt will reportedly be distributed by Comcast and Time Warner Cable service providers. [January 21] UPDATE: After news broke that Diddy planned to launch his music video network Revolt, the entertainment mogul has released a video announcing the news. “I first like to say thank you to Comcast, Comcast Diversity Council and NBC for recognizing the importance of minority ownership of cable television,” he said. “I grew up watching BET, MTV, HBO and NBC, and I had a dream that one day I would get a chance, an opportunity to show my perspective coming from a musical standpoint.”
The entrepreneur clarifies statements that he made about Ricky Rozay. Diddy recently spoke with RadioPlanet.tv’s DJ Whoo Kid, discussing how his label Bad Boy Records has drawn criticism over the past few years. During the interview, the entrepreneur said that there’s been a propaganda movement against Bad Boy over signing to the label and how it isn’t warranted. “Over the last couple of years, there’s been a strong propaganda movement that’s been brewing in the negative sense against Bad Boy, against what it is to sign to the Bad Boy label, if it’s a detriment to your career,” he said. “Just hate. Just regular hate and also a lot of people not understanding how this industry works.” Diddy explained that the Hip Hop community doesn’t understand the business of the music industry and how signing and dropping artists in a short span is a regular occurrence. “This industry has a life expectancy of two years. It started a couple of years ago like, ‘What happened with this artist? Why isn’t this artist still on the label?’ So people started to try to give us a bad rap and spread that propaganda through the new generation. When honestly, nobody on Def Jam’s still on Def Jam. No one who was on Roc-A-Fella is still on Roc-A-Fella. There’s not even still a Roc-A-Fella. It was named something else. We the last people standing, we the last crew standing. And I’m not saying that with any disrespect towards anybody’s name who I just said. We not letting that propaganda ride.” He also clarified his controversial comparison of Rick Ross to The Notorious B.I.G., explaining that to him, Ross’ influence on the South paralleled Biggie’s success in New York City, New York. “I said on the ‘Angels’ verse, I think he channeled Biggie at night. A lot of emcees, they channel Biggie in some of their verses. You hear the influence. When you channel the influence, that doesn’t mean they’re comparing someone to them. I think I also said that he was the Biggie of the South, because I was there. I knew the effect that Biggie was having on New York and the world. I saw the effect that [Ross] was having on the South.”