Machine Gun Kelly Teases a Return to Rapping on His Next Album: 'That's Where My Excitement Is'

"I'm going to make a rap album for myself. For no other reason, no point to prove, no chip on my shoulder," MGK said in an episode of the Audacy Check In Podcast released Tuesday

Colson Baker AKA Machine Gun Kelly attends the premiere of "Big Time Adolescence" at Metrograph on March 05, 2020 in New York City.
Machine Gun Kelly . Photo: Dia Dipasupil/WireImage

Machine Gun Kelly is considering a break from the genre that brought him into the mainstream.

In a new interview with the Audacy Check In podcast, the 32-year-old rapper-turned-pop-punker revealed he'd like to return to hip-hop for his next album, the follow-up to rock-oriented Mainstream Sellout, which topped the Billboard 200 earlier this year.

"I'm going to make a rap album for myself. For no other reason, no point to prove, no chip on my shoulder," the musician born Colson Baker told host Kevan Kenney. "If I keep doing things to prove things to people, I'm going to one, drive myself crazy, and two, not make a great product."

MGK's about to embark on a world tour in support of Mainstream Sellout with special guests Avril Lavigne, WILLOW, blackbear, Travis Barker, Iann Dior, Pvris, Trippie Redd, and 44phantom. Once the concerts wrap in October, the "I Think I'm Okay" performer says he'll shift his focus back to rapping — partially to make his fans want more punk music.

"I made [2020's] Tickets [to My Downfall] and Mainstream Sellout because I wanted to make them. I need to now also make people miss that sound," continued MGK. "I'm going to do this tour, and I'm going to step into where I left with [2019's] Hotel Diablo and expand on my storytelling as a rapper and find a new innovative sound for the hip-hop Machine Gun Kelly."

"That's where my excitement is and where me as a music archaeologist wants to explore," he concluded on the topic.

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Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox attend Machine Gun Kelly's UN/DN LAQR Launch Event on December 04, 2021 in West Hollywood, California.
Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox. Jerritt Clark/Getty

Earlier this week, MGK's fiancée Megan Fox clarified her comments about the pair drinking each other's blood upon getting engaged in January. "So, I guess to 'drink' each other's blood might mislead people or people are imagining us with goblets and we're like Game of Thrones, drinking each other's blood," she told British Glamour in a new cover story. "It's just a few drops, but yes, we do consume each other's blood on occasion for ritual purposes only."

"I read tarot cards and I'm into astrology and I'm doing all these metaphysical practices and meditations," said the 35-year-old Till Death actress. "I do rituals on new moons and full moons, and all these things. And so, when I do it, it's a passage or it is used for a reason. And it is controlled where it's like, 'Let's shed a few drops of blood and each drink it.'"

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