This past Thursday night, Machine Gun Kelly gave his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio a special screening of his big-screen debut Beyond The Lights before it hits theaters on November 14. Having forged a friendship with Kells and his crew over the last year+, I had to make my way to the 216 to support…and I can honestly say I had the most amazing trip I’ve had my entire year.
The day after meeting everyone’s family at the premiere (which was really cool since you don’t often get to see that side of your friends in the industry,) myself, Kells, his manager (and my good friend) Ashleigh and their videographer Casey piled up in a rented mini-van (LOL – needed it for all the equipment and people) and drove through a pretty rough area of Cleveland. As we were driving to shoot the video to his new single and Kells was showing me where he went to school, where Slim went to school, where he, Slim and Dub first lived, the radio was playing a commercial that proudly advertised “our very own Machine Gun Kelly” in his starring role, and it was a moment I can’t even find the words to describe.
I was on a plane en route to L.A. when one of my followers tweeted that they saw me on an episode of LaLa’s show, so of course the next day I had to go check it out myself! This is from the Pynk Mag dinner back in December with Trina at Philippe.
If you blinked – you missed me, but I did make a quick cameo in our VH1 show, This Is Hot 97. This probably wasn’t even worth a post but everyone kept asking me if I was on the show so, here’s your answer. LOL!
My girlfriend Christina and her lovely husband, Kenan Thompson, invited me to the finale party for SNL’s 2012-2013 season.
I had the honor of meeting Ben Affleck, Chris Rock, Kristen Wiig, Aziz Ansari, Owen Wilson and more!
Red carpets and trips to Houston with Kaylin (where we met Maliah Michel and DeMarcus Cousins), Rihanna‘s concert in Atlantic City and popping up in an episode of VH1‘s The Gossip Game, which we filmed back in September with Flex at Hot 97!
I had the honor of guesting on MTV Rapfix, courtesy of the homie Rob Markman. As an “industry insider,” I listed my current favorite songs, which were:
- J. Cole – “Lights Please”
- >T-Pain ft. Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen – “5 O’Clock”
- Rick Ross ft. Nicki Minaj – “You The Boss”
Big shout out to Mobb Deep, who were the guests on the episode! Check out the clip below.