Machine Gun Kelly seems to be grappling with a sense of being misunderstood after facing criticism for a recent guitar design. The 33-year-old musician, known for “Bloody Valentine,” responded to backlash against his razor blade-shaped guitar created in collaboration with Schecter Guitars, aptly named “Razor Blade,” which was released earlier this week.
Expressing his frustration on X (formerly Twitter), MGK stated, “I’ll never explain my art because true art is conversational and always up for interpretation. But I will say most of you constantly interpret it wrong and then blame me for your version of what you think my art is. Ultimately, I’m sad at how people perceive me in general. Peace.”
In a fan-captured video, the pop-punk artist Colson Baker revealed that the Razor Blade guitar is a tribute to his album “Tickets To My Downfall” and reminisces about his tumultuous 20s. The guitar’s inspiration is linked to the lyrics of the title track, where MGK sings, “I use a razor to take off the edge, ‘Jump off the ledge,’ they said.”
In November 2023, MGK expressed his desire for friend Travis Kelce to return to Cleveland, Ohio, during an episode of Travis and Jason Kelce’s podcast. MGK offered the Kansas City Chiefs tight end $500,000 in cash, urging him to join the Cleveland Browns and sweetening the deal with a matching donation to both high schools in the area. Despite Travis considering the offer, he ultimately reaffirmed his loyalty to the Chiefs, emphasizing the positive situation in Kansas City. MGK concluded by stating that his offer remains on the table, allowing Travis time to contemplate any future decisions.