Machine Gun Kelly’s career and life are blossoming, hence the title of his new album, Bloom, released today.
“If this isn’t heaven, what is?,” the 27-year-old asked today via his Twitter account. And though life ain’t perfect for MGK, he definitely experiences blissful moments. His record “Bad Things” went to No.1 (his first); he was just announced as an opener (along with Snoop Dogg) on a huge summer tour headlined by Linkin Park; and, especially sweet, his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers team are undefeated in this year’s NBA playoffs.
“You see what we did last year right? With the float and the 1.3 million people right?,” Kelly said while in Los Angeles on his video set, of his team’s chances to win it all this year. Sporting an official Cavs championship ring the size of a tennis ball, he added, “So, probably just run that back again.”
When he wasn’t boasting about LeBron James and the crew, Kelly was shooting scenes with Ty Dolla $ign and Quavo from Migos for the video of “Trap Paris.”
“‘Trap Paris’ finna be number one,” he continued referring to his own winning. “Me and Quavo Honcho on the top of a double-decker bus from London. We gotta put that in the street, playing ‘Trap Paris’ on repeat.”
“Trap Paris” was inspired by a wild night in France. When Kelly woke up in his hotel room in the aftermath, all the mirrors were smashed. Elsewhere on Bloom, he raps about love and losing it, as well as coming close to death. Less than a month ago, on his 27th birthday, Kelly fell to his knees onstage while suffering severe chest pains. He told Cleveland.com that he was pretty beat up from a movie fight scene he had filmed the day before. Movies, albums, more endorsements…MGK is continuing grow into a bigger mainstream star each year.
“People gotta grow with me,” Kelly said standing next to Quavo. “All the greats evolve and do different stuff. [Quavo] isn’t the same. As a person, he is. But his music isn’t the same as it was when we first linked up. We all are using our voices different. Expanding. That’s why we’re still relevant all these many years later. Technically we’ve been on the scene damn near a decade, to be honest.”
And with his newfound self-assuredness, MGK is ready to embark on the next dime of his career.
“It’s a confidence album,” he described of Bloom. “It’s my first time…I was saying I got my first house, I got my life together, and it was the first time I looked in the mirror like, ‘Damn, man. I know who that is.’ This album is a confidence album. It’s a different side of me. It’s a vibe. A vibe album. I feel I owe people that.”
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