Machine Gun Kelly on Why He Thinks Eminem Beef Affected Public's Perception of 'Hotel Diablo'

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Machine Gun Kelly will soon launch the next chapter of the Tickets to My Downfall era with the release of his and Mod Sun's Downfalls High musical, featuring narration from Travis Barker. But first, MGK is continuing his recent press run with an in-depth conversation with his 2016 Nerve co-star Dave Franco.

In it, MGK was asked if he's ever had moments where he wanted to give up because he was putting so much of himself into his work while still feeling he was "misunderstood" by many.

"Yes," MGK told Franco, pointing to his "I Think I'm Okay"-featuring 2019 album as an example. "Hotel Diablo is that for me, because that was the first time I really expressed my true self with no outside influence, meaning the label. As a hip-hop album, it's flawless front to back, and also a hint at the evolution of how I went into a pop-punk album. But it was coming off the tail-end of that infamous beef [with Eminem]. So no one wanted to give it the time of day."

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