Machine Gun Kelly aka MGK fired off a few rounds at his label head, Jimmy Iovine, for forcing him to record the song “Invincible” with Ester Dean. In the process of his verbal assault, rappers like B.o.B. and Eminem took incoming from the caustic rapper.
“First off, I hated the song,” he told Tampa’s WILD. “It was brought to me by corporate America. Jimmy Iovine was like hey, first off they didn’t even come to me with the song, it was like a contest between the Interscope rappers like Yelawolf, Kendrick Lamar and myself, which I [later] found out.”
The song features singer/songwriter Ester Dean and is the first off MGK’s forthcoming Bad Boy debut Lace Up. It’s a hip-hop power ballad that was produced by Alex Da Kid. The track gained traction when it was featured on a Verizon HTC commercial and is currently picking up at radio.
Despite the success of the song, MGK still fumes over the record and his forced involvement.
“I told my manager, ‘Don’t you dare make this into a song.’ Then we get a email, ‘Jimmy [Iovine] wants you to records a second verse to this and it has a hook on it.’ I don’t operate like that. I hate cookie cutter songs, like B.o.B. [and Hayley Williams] with ‘Airplanes,’ like [Eminem and Rihanna’s] ‘Love the Way You Lie.’ You weren’t there making the song with each other. I write all my hooks…I was offended… I never talked with Ester in my life. I never talked to Alex Da Kid, who makes cookie cutter records.”