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Rapper Reportedly Stomps on Laptops at Microsoft Store

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
    I'm guessing "gangsta rappas" don't like the new Windows 8 Metro interface either now?
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  • 3lackdeath
    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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  • DroKing
    I would have done the same considering their cocky current stance thinking they can cram their junk down our throats.
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  • zero messiah
    I'm guessing Apple gave him a better deal.
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  • rebel1280
    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
    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
    Vandalize
    Get free press
    Profit
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  • COLGeek
    The unknown and unheralded rapper Douchebagimus Maximus, formerly known as MGK, was tossed from a Microsoft store today........
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  • 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
    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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