Machine Gun Kelly Arrested For Organizing Public Flash Mob


Vibe / August 22, 2011

The latest addition to Diddy’s record label has proved that he can indeed be a true “bad boy.” This past Saturday (August 20), Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly sported handcuffs for wrist jewelry as he was charged with disorderly conduct after organizing a flash mob at a local Cleveland mall. 

The previous Friday, MGK took to Twitter to unleash the premeditated thought as he tweeted: “I’m thinking about doing a flash mob at a mall or something tomorrow lol cleveland should we do one while I’m home?” The next day added: “Today we flash mob NO MATTER WHAT! 5pm at SouthPark mall in the foodcourt, wear disguises, dont move to you hear ‘Cleveland” play then RAGE!”

According to The Associated Press, a group of fans gathered at the South Park mall in Strongsville, Ohio Saturday. Kelly and two other people in his posse were standing on a table in the food-court. When mall management asked the three to step down, they refused and the police were called, which resulted in the new Bad Boy signee arrested. 

The “laced up” rapper is no longer in custody. In fact, after he was released, Kelly took to Twitter to remind “industry cats” what a “real movement” is. “All yall industry cats, yall wanna see a REAL movement? Holler at my fans. Today was a statement. EST till the death, lace up. Cult sh**.”

It hasn’t even been a month since the news spilled about MGK signing to Bad Boy Records, but according to label heads and Diddy himself, they seem to be proud of their latest inked deal.

“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.” Infamous label CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs, who already called Machine Gun Kelly a “breath of fresh air,” also added that “He’s not just a star, he’s a movement.” 

MDK’s debut album Lace Up is set to release on Bad Boy soon. –Shabazz


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