Machine Gun Kelly says he’s done with rock music and is returning to rap

Just one month after dropping his second pop-punk album, Mainstream Sellout, which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200, MGK declared his retirement from rock music.

Machine Gun Kelly said in a recent interview on the Audacy Check-In podcast with Kevan Kenney that his upcoming album would be a return to hip-hop.

“I am going to make a rap album for myself,” said Colson. “For no other reason, no point to prove, no chip on my shoulder. It’s just like, if I keep doing things to prove things to people, I am gonna one, drive myself crazy and two, not make a great product. I made Tickets and Mainstream Sellout because I wanted to make them. I need to now also make people miss that sound.”

The 32-year-old musician continued:

“I am going to do this tour and I am gonna step into where I left Hotel Diablo and expand on my storytelling as a rapper and find a new innovative sound for the hip-hop Machine Gun Kelly and that is where my excitement is and that’s like where me as a music archaeologist wants to explore.”

Listen to the full interview below: