By Rob Markman
Yelawolf and Machine Gun Kelly have been going at it for quite some time and this past weekend on Shade 45’s All Out radio show, Yela threw a little jab toward MGK and on the Red Carpet for Sunday night’s BET 2012 Awards, Kells fired back.
“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 MGK told MTV News, mocking Yelawolf, who is 10 years older. “I respect all grandpas around the world doin’ it big. Salute.”
It’s not the worst thing that either MC has said about each other. After last fall’s Shady Records cypher at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards MGK went on record saying that he felt Yela took some subliminal shots at him in his verse. During an interview with Bootleg Kev, Yela claimed he wasn’t talking about Kells, but did issue a challenge. “Machine Gun Kelly, if want it, come get it. Drop your verse, do whatever you want to do. If you want to take it there, we can take it there. And that goes for anybody else, too.”
MGK later downplayed any notion of beef in a November radio interview, but when Yela was asked about the Machine Gun Kelly comparisons, he took the opportunity to give the rival rapper a ribbing. “It’s probably the most insulting thing on the planet, to be asked to sign a Machine Gun Kelly autograph,” he said before doing an MGK impersonation. “I’m like ‘Yea, mother—-er. Let me sign your Birkenstock mother—-er.’ ”
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