Who knew Machine Gun Kelly was filled with such holiday cheer? Maybe he took a cue from his rapping idol DMX, who delivered the most amazing version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” ever. Or maybe MGK is just dreaming of a kick-ass Christmas. Whatever the reason, Diddy’s “Wild Boy” laced fans with his own version of the Yuletide classic “12 Days of Christmas” for an MTV “12 Holidaze” performance.
“On the first day of Christmas,” Kells begins to sing and play guitar before he stops to laugh, remarking on how bad his singing voice is.
After a do-over, MGK, who is surrounded by hanging gold tinsel and backed by a faux-fireplace, begins his Christmas countdown listing off the gifts he’s received on the days leading up to December 25. Let’s just say the rising rapper made out like a bandit. In his stocking, there’s a purple Christmas tree from Snoop Dogg, two Lace Up CDs, three kung-fu ninjas, four naked strippers and five chicken wings.
Kells could’ve held out for more but on the sixth day of Christmas he got a bit impatient. So what did he get? “A-fast-forward-button-to-go-through-all-the-days-of-Christmas-because-this-song-is-really-annoying,” he sang before ending the tune and smashing his guitar in true rock-star fashion.
Watch The Wanted melt snow (and hearts) for the “12 Holidaze!”
This year, Kelly, who was a well-regarded rap prospect, celebrated his break out year. In March he dropped his Half Naked and Almost Famous EP on Bad Boy Records, and then in October, Kells returned with his official major-label debut long player Lace Up. The album featured key collaborations from Waka Flocka Flame, Tech N9ne, DMX, and of course the Cleveland, Ohio, representative’s passionate rhymes. In 2012, MGK laid a solid foundation for himself and we’re all looking forward to what 2013 will bring.
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