While speaking to MTV on the red carpet of the BET Awards, MGK was heavily sarcastic talking about Yelawolf, who is ten years older “I love him man. You gotta respect your elders, and he’s an old man so I gotta give it up”. The 22 year old rapper then added “I respect all grandpas around the world doin’ it big. Salute”.
The beef stems back to the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards where both took part in the cyphers, but it was Yela’s verse on the Shady 2.0 Cypher that got MGK’s attention “plenty of white rappers to choose from this year/ but before you pick your pepper, you better pick up your heater”. Although Yelawolf insists the line wasn’t directed at Kelly, things have been tense between the two ever since.
The rappers have had their differences in the past, but Machine Gun’s recent stab at Wolf is a response to the Alabama rapper’s interview on Shade 45. When asked how he felt about the MGK comparisons, Yelawolf was less than complimentary “it’s probably the most insulting thing on the planet, to be asked to sign a Machine Gun Kelly autograph”. Wolf continued “…I’m like ya motherfucker, let me sign your Birkenstock motherfucker.”