Machine Gun Kelly has been involved in the midst of a rape controversy when his old statements from 2013 emerged on social media recently. The singer made these comments in the context of his crush on the then 17-year-old Kendall Jenner.
MGK’s defense for underage rape has gone viral which could have been held against him had he pursued a relationship with Kendall. The musician is no stranger to such controversy as he has faced criminal charges as a 14-year-old. He is currently engaged to Megan Fox and the couple’s PDA has frequently made headlines.
This came after he has been linked to various other women including Chantel Jeffries and Sommer Ray. He also appeared to have a thing for Kendall as he freely admitted back in 2013.
Kelly is in the midst of a racism controversy currently after another video of him surfaced. He was making terrible statements about Black Women with regards to sex. If that wasn’t enough, the musician’s Jenner footage only made it worse. His clumsy attempt to justify his obsession with Kendall did not help.
The short clip is out of context because it only focuses on MGK’s response. “Who was your first celebrity crush?” In response, Kelly says, “I don’t care who my first was, because right now it’s Kendall Jenner. I’ve said that so many mother f—–g times, snagging that.”
To indicate just how desperate he was, Kelly adds, “Don’t let me move to Los Angeles, oof, I’m finding her.”
“Say what you want, if Kendall Jenner is in your bedroom naked and you’re 50 – you’re going”
Kendall was only 17 at the time, so naturally, the interviewer asked, “Are you counting down until she’s 18?” Kelly’s startling response was, “I’m not waiting until she’s 18, I’ll go now. I’m 23 dog. I’m not a creepy age. I’m 23, she’s 17, and like a celebrity. There’s no limits right there.”
Kelly then defends his remark, claiming that superstars such as Robert Plant and Axel Rose dated young females. “He wrote a song on his first album about the girl who was 16. Say what you want, if Kendall Jenner is in your bedroom naked and you’re 50 – you’re going,” he adds.
As per Canadian singer Alice Glass, if MGK had dated Kendall he would be charged with statutory rape in California. Glass was one of the many people who shared the video and wrote, “in this clip mgk blurts out a justification for statutory rape that amounts to “its ok because other famous men do it”. seems like he’s spent a lot of time thinking about this. quickly rattling off a list of examples that encourage predatory behavior towards underage girls.”
Responding to the clip, the internet did not treat MGK with mercy. “Who’d have thought a guy who calls himself Machine-gun Kelly would turn out to be a douche,” one person tweeted. Another slammed, “ABSOLUTELY NOT. @machinegunkelly is out here unapologetically normalizing statutory rape. Nope never should we jus look the other way. This is not okay on ANYYYY LEVEL.”