Cleveland native and Bad Boy Signee MGK is gearing up for his second album. He recently sat down with Montreality and discussed his plans for the album, advice from Diddy, and why he hasn’t listened to Eminem‘s “MMLP2” yet.
“Yeah man, I’m working on this next album,” he said. “It’s gonna be my sophomore album with this label, with Interscope. So that’s all I gotta say about that. I’m excited about it, I’m super excited about it. It’s so early in the process I can’t say much.”
When asked about his relationship with Diddy, Machine Gun Kelly stated that Diddy can talk sense into him like no one else can.
“I think the most profound conversation I’ve had with Puff would be when I fuck up, and it’s a bad fuck up, and I get that call,” MGK said. “And I’m at the point where nothing that my team could say to me means anything. I don’t wanna hear what he has to say. When I see him call, I’m like, ‘I don’t wanna hear what anyone has to say,’ because I’m stuck in my way. But he’ll call and he’ll say something that makes so much sense, and it’s from someone who had a hot head and you saw [growing] up. He’ll just say it in a way that no one else can say it, and you’re like, ‘Fuck, he teaches you a lesson.’ He’ll mind fuck you. You’re so positive, you’re like, ‘I’m not gonna listen to shit he has to say. I’m stuck in my way.’ And then he says it and you’re like, ‘Damn, man, I don’t even want to listen to it but he’s totally right.’ So, I think he kind of kept me from saying, ‘Fuck the industry’ to the point where I really left the whole industry as a artist. I was so close to just taking both feet out instead of keeping one foot in the real world and one foot in the industry, which I think I do well. He at least helped me keep that foot in.”
MGK later went on to explain why he hasn’t checked out Eminem’s latest album.
“I’m still scared to listen to it,” he said. “I’m scared to listen to it ‘cause that’s my idol. That’s my idol, I feel like he’s said all he has to say. Of course I’m gonna love anything he does, I would hope people would be the same with me. Have I listened to it? No. Am I scared to listen to it? Yes. Do I want to listen to it? Dude, I wanted to listen to it the second I even heard he was recording it. I’m scared to make that step, ‘cause I don’t ever wanna look at my idol like, ‘Uhhh.’ I hear so many different things, but fuck people’s opinions I’ll make my own. I’l listen to it when I get off tour.”
Full video interview below: