Machine Gun Kelly Announces Deal With Bad Boy/Interscope: ‘They Understood Our Idea’

Movies & TV

Vibe / August 3, 2011

[AllHipHop News] Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly has officially inked a deal with Bad Boy/Interscope Records.

MGK, who was featured on’s Breeding Ground section of the site, as well a critically acclaimed showcase at SXSW last March, is preparing to release his debut album titled Lace Up, after the catchphrase he has popularized.

“MGK is a great addition to the Bad Boy team,” Bad Boy President, Harve Pierre said. “He speaks for a generation of kids who are just like him.  Fans relate immediately to his lyrics, his flow and his energetic live performances.”

According to Bad Boy CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs, MGK is a “breath of fresh air.”

“He’s not just a star, he’s a movement,” Combs said of his most recent signing.

According to MGK himself, Bad Boy is allowing him to maintain his vision and his identity for himself, as well as his brand EST 19XX.

“We decided to partner with Bad Boy/Interscope because they understood our idea and the importance of keeping our integrity,” MGK told in a statement released today (August 3rd).

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