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Rapper Reportedly Stomps on Laptops at Microsoft Store

By - Source: The Verge | B 36 comments

Budding rap star MGK reportedly had a show at a Microsoft Store cut short after he stomped on several laptops.

You may not have heard of Machine Gun Kelly, an upcoming rap talent that's also known as MGK. MGK, real name Richard Colson Baker, was signed to Bad Boy Records (Interscope) after having met P. Diddy at SXSW in March of 2011. This week, MGK is making headlines for a gig he performed at Microsoft's Atlanta retail location last Friday.

According to the Verge, MGK, who was there to celebrate The Source magazine's release of their annual Power 30 issue, damaged some property during his performance. The story goes that MGK rapped "f*ck these computers..." and started jumping between tables at the store. All Hip Hop reports that the artist stomped on "at least five computers."

"After about 40 seconds into his first song and after stomping on at least five computers, the staff cut off his music and his mic," writes All Hip Hop's Sydney Lace.

"We offer our stores as a venue for the community to use, and this event was not sponsored by Microsoft," a spokesperson from Redmond told The Verge. "While the artist's behavior was appropriate for a concert, some of it was not appropriate in a store environment," the rep added. It's not yet clear how much damage was done during the show. MGK retweeted a few pictures related to the event, but hasn't commented personally on what happened.

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    tobalaz , October 4, 2012 3:25 PM
    I'm guessing "gangsta rappas" don't like the new Windows 8 Metro interface either now?
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    zero messiah , October 4, 2012 3:37 PM
    I'm guessing Apple gave him a better deal.
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    3lackdeath , October 4, 2012 3:28 PM
    dum-ass... smh... if he was smart and did a good show he might have gotten a good deal from M$, god knows advertising pays, especially from a company like M$
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  • 29 Hide
    tobalaz , October 4, 2012 3:25 PM
    I'm guessing "gangsta rappas" don't like the new Windows 8 Metro interface either now?
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    3lackdeath , October 4, 2012 3:28 PM
    dum-ass... smh... if he was smart and did a good show he might have gotten a good deal from M$, god knows advertising pays, especially from a company like M$
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    zero messiah , October 4, 2012 3:37 PM
    I'm guessing Apple gave him a better deal.
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    rebel1280 , October 4, 2012 3:43 PM
    Money talks, BS walks, MGK (a freaking joke btw) PDiddy and Interscope just lost a ton of potential income due to his ignorant actions. 3lackdeath is absolutely correct, dude should be shot. Do that to the Italians and you disappear, you don't have to steal money, all you have to do is cost them potential money. If I was PDiddy, i would say forget this hack and promise MS a Rick Ross show to make up for it and hopefully recoup some of that lost potential.

    ...and on another note just because of our elections: To quote the aforementioned P Diddy, "Vote or Die" LOL
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    djscribbles , October 4, 2012 4:14 PM
    rebel12803lackdeath is absolutely correct, dude should be shot. Do that to the Italians and you disappear, you don't have to steal money, all you have to do is cost them potential money.


    Or they could, oh I don't know, not pay him and send a bill for the damaged laptops, and maybe take him to court over potential lost sales in the store.

    It's not like he was stomping on infants...
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    kanoobie , October 4, 2012 4:20 PM
    Vandalize
    Get free press
    Profit
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    COLGeek , October 4, 2012 4:32 PM
    The unknown and unheralded rapper Douchebagimus Maximus, formerly known as MGK, was tossed from a Microsoft store today........
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    Andy Chow , October 4, 2012 5:05 PM
    No talent so you only get noticed by destroying stuff. Never heard of MGK before, so obviously it somewhat works.
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    robochump , October 4, 2012 5:07 PM
    Obviously this is a stunt in order to get publicity. Otherwise its just a new Rapper rapping at a store...lol.
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    acadia11 , October 4, 2012 5:37 PM
    CamikaziNot sure if sarcastic but MGK is about as white as you can get. The guy is lily white any whiter and he would be a ghost, only the MANY tattooes darken him up.


    Better question, what is with musicians, rock, rap ... tear isht up. Could you imagine Miles Davis walking into a concert and putting his foot through the bass drum.
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    dauntekong , October 4, 2012 5:51 PM
    He's not stomping on the laptops, he's break dancing....
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    nurgletheunclean , October 4, 2012 6:17 PM
    Rap sucks.
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    rebel1280 , October 4, 2012 6:25 PM
    djscribblesOr they could, oh I don't know, not pay him and send a bill for the damaged laptops, and maybe take him to court over potential lost sales in the store. It's not like he was stomping on infants...

    I wasn't being serious but im pretty sure they are doing exactly what you said. Gonna be pricy for P Diddy as people he signed are dropping from his label or just no longer signing with him. Stomping on infants...isnt that Foxcons role? (being sarcastic...but not by much :p  )
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    Anonymous , October 4, 2012 6:28 PM
    DroKing: "I would have done the same considering their cocky current stance thinking they can cram their junk down our throats."

    I'm confused, are we talking about M$ or crApple?
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    dalethepcman , October 4, 2012 6:56 PM
    He should have thrown a tv through a window instead. Rock stars have all the fun.
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    Antimatter79 , October 4, 2012 7:02 PM
    f-14doesn't surprise me in the least, when you pick up trash from the ghetto you sow what you reap.


    Yes, and it was WHITE trash to be exact, so maybe you should have said he was picked up from a trailer park if you want to stereotype. I suspect that as many bigots do, you see the word "rapper" and immediately assume it's someone black and ghetto. Also, you can't sow what you reap, you can only reap what you sow, unless that was some (extremely unlikely) vague reference to quantum mechanics, wherein the effect can come before the cause.
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    Proximon , October 4, 2012 7:07 PM
    Why do people feel the need to quote hate speech in their replies? Now all those responses get deleted.
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    jj463rd , October 4, 2012 7:37 PM
    I certainly have heard of the prohibition era gangster Machine Gun Kelly but not this dimwit crapster punk.
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    techcurious , October 4, 2012 7:56 PM
    ProximonWhy do people feel the need to quote hate speech in their replies? Now all those responses get deleted.

    Well hey, if the original post got deleted, the replies are not relevant anymore..
    I am glad Toms removed the original post :) 
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