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Machine Gun Kelly on the “highest highs” and “lowest lows” of fame

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Machine Gun Kelly knows a thing or two about being famous.

In his new film Taurus, MGK portrays a self-destructive rock star who has hard time adjusting to fame, and in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he admits that being famous does come with some extreme ups and downs, though that’s not something he realized as a child.  

“When I was a kid and I was watching them, I was like, ‘Go f*** yourself. I’m broke and I have no life and I want what you have. And I would do whatever it takes to have what you have. And your problems, I would do whatever to have that.’ And to an extent, that kid is right, because this life is beautiful — the highs are the highest highs,” he shared, adding, “But I will not front that — the lows are the lowest lows.”

“I can’t explain what it is like every day when you wake up, there’s screams for you, you walk outside of your bedroom, you walk out on the street,” the “bloody valentine” rapper continued. “And then I’ve lived those years when the screams stopped. And you’re like, “Nah, I need my drug.'”

“And then what happens when those screams don’t come? You can’t get that drug anymore, and it really is over because you’re old and you’re not hot to people anymore and there’s the next person who’s coming up with their s***. What do you do? Probably want to blow your f****** brains out because there’s no way to achieve that again,” he said.

Personally though, MGK wants to land somewhere in the middle when it comes to success. 

“I don’t want to be the most successful man…And then I also don’t want to lose the screams,” he said.

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