Go to content

Machine Gun Kelly worries 'stable life' will stop him writing music

Machine Gun Kelly worries 'stable life' will stop him writing music
/ © Cover Media

Machine Gun Kelly fears his "stable life" will have an impact on his music.

During an interview for the latest issue of Billboard magazine, the musician pondered whether pursuing a career in the entertainment industry, as well as his life in Hollywood with fiancée Megan Fox, might have an impact on his songwriting.

"The torture is real. However, do I invite the torture or create it for myself? Probably," the 31-year-old admitted. "Do I fear a stable life? Do I fear that it's going to stop my writing? For sure. Sometimes I wake up and it's like, 'It's sunny today. I live in this house today. What am I? I am a mainstream sellout, dude.'"

Kelly, real name Colson Baker, went on to note that he put on an "exoskeleton of arrogance and cockiness" when he was first starting out in the music industry to protect himself.

"I'm overcompensating so much for how I actually was inside. I was scared to be myself," he added.

The star's sixth studio album, Mainstream Sellout, is set to be released on Friday.

Subscribe to our newletter!Subscribe to our newletter!
By subscribing, I agree to receive communications by email from Cogeco Média and its affiliates, including news, updates, activities and contests. You can unsubscribe at any time by using the link at the bottom of our emails or contacting us via our Privacy Policy. Please note, however, that we may still continue to send you service-related and other non-commercial communications. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Streaming will resume following advertisement.
The Overnight Beat
On air uptil 5:30 AM