- Machine Gun Kelly is a celebrated American rapper
- His talent has been called into question in the past
- Kelly has responded to accusations of faking a guitar solo on stage
This week, Machine Gun Kelly has responded to a viral TikTok, in which a Guitar Center employee accused him of pretending to play the guitar live on stage...something that is considered to be a great insult among top musicians and musical artists. Gunnar DüGrey uploaded a video in which he accused popular musician Machine Gun Kelly of pretending to play guitar while making use of a killswitch to actually turn off his guitar sound while imitating playing!
Machine Gun Kelly Is Not Known For Turning The Other Cheek!
The video zooms in on several images of MGK at a show with the kill switch in the down position, and demonstrated on the same guitar that this renders the instrument silent. “I’m not making any definitive claims here but it certainly seems like he doesn’t use it for much other than muting his guitar while he plays,” Gunnar added.
So what did Kelly have to say for himself in return? Well, MGK simply duetted Gunnar's video on TikTok and added his own personal response to it:
“...this guy flipped the killswitch to the opposite direction for this video,” and showed on his own guitar that when the switch is down, it’s on. He added: “You should go watch the performance, you can clearly hear it live,” said Kelly.
Just when it looked like another sour Hollywood anecdote, there was a happy ending! Because Gunnar himself issued a retractive comment where all was made well. Gunnar posted a response video, saying “I was wrong, and I’m happy to admit that.” He added that he didn’t realize you could just spin the switch around to change the direction.
This is just another incident where fans claim that MGK is not truly all that talented and uses technology to perform. But so far, Kelly has been able to answer all of his critics and detractors...although surely this won't be the last time his authenticity is called into question!