Machine Gun Kelly Arrested, Released in Florida
Cory Gunz was not the only rapper in trouble with the law this weekend.
Early Sunday morning (January 29), Machine Gun Kelly was arrested for misdemeanor disorderly conduct in Florida, where he had been performing a show at State Theatre in St. Petersburg. He was reportedly brought in at 4:12 a.m., and posted a $100 bond a few hours later to secure his release.
“Just spent my entire night in a fucking Florida jail…shit escaladed way to quick last night, it always does with us though,” he tweeted earlier today.
It wasn’t all bad, though, it seems. The Bad Boy signee found some silver lining in the otherwise negative incident: some of his fellow inmates were fans, he says. “The weirdest part of it was how many inmates in there knew who I was and knew about the movement. It was some trippy shit. Lace the FUCK up,” he later tweeted, referencing he and his fans’ Lace Up movement (also the name of his 2010 mixtape and upcoming debut album). “Anyways, thank you Florida for ragin this week. Lookin forward to seeing every state during this spring/summer tour (no more handcuffs tho!),” he continued.
This is not MGK’s first run-in with the police. Back in August, after organizing a flash mob in Cleveland, the 21-year-old was also arrested for disorderly conduct.
Machine Gun Kelly will be heading out on the 90-city, 99 day Hostile Takeover 2012 tour with Tech N9ne in March. —Adam Fleischer