Machine Gun Kelly Urged To Apologize for Video Comparing Black, White Women

Machine Gun Kelly is facing criticism over a resurfaced decade-old clip in which he compares the sexual talents of Black and white women.

In the video, which was shared by singer Alice Glass on Twitter on Monday, the "Bad Things" hitmaker was seen being interviewed on the red carpet at the 2012 BET Awards, during which he declared that "Black girls give the best head."

"Y'all either give the best head or you say you don't give head," he said while speaking with a Black female journalist. "White girls they just give head."

Clarifying his comments as his interviewer smiled along, Machine Gun Kelly continued: "Most of y'all say, 'I don't do that, unless you're my man.' Whereas you just need to show your skills, because Black girls give the best head 100 percent."

The clip, which has been attributed to news outlet Baller Alert, is then cut to include text saying that one offended woman who overheard the conversation walked away.

Machine Gun Kelly was then seen speaking to a person off camera as he said: "B**** walk the f*** away then, you f****** dirty d*** b****. B****. Weak-a** dress with a fake-a** Louis Vuitton purse. I'll go in on this b****."

Sharing the video, Glass called the footage "disturbing," as she added: "why, as a white man, would you ever talk like this? fetishizing black women and in such a disrespectful way!? show respect for Black Women who's culture you are appropriating. apologize for this @machinegunkelly this was beyond disgusting."

Glass added in a follow-up post: "but all this isnt just about one artist. there is a bigger picture here. this is about how men who act like this are still given power and opportunities in an industry that willfully perpetuates sexist, racist and abusive behavior. it needs to change."

As the video caught the attention of other Twitter users and drew criticism, Stephanie "Eleven8" Ogbogu spoke out in Machine Gun Kelly's defense, as she stated that she was the one who was interviewing him in the clip.

"This is me in the video," Ogbogu wrote in response. "Girl give it a rest. I asked him a question and he answered. The end. I didn't ask for you to put on a cape on my behalf. I'll holler if I need you."

A Twitter user responded to Ogbogu, writing that Machine Gun Kelly, real name Colson Baker, "answered pretty offensively applying [stereotypes] to real [people]."

"He answered the way it was implied for him to answer," Ogbogu responded. "He was just asked about Black women giving head before he spoke to me. I had him expand on that."

When the same clip circulated on Twitter back in November, Ogbogu also defended Machine Gun Kelly, writing: "They bring this up every year and take it out of context EVERY TIME.

"I surely wish idiots would leave it alone. If they knew how wrong they were they'd stfu. He cussed ol girl out before I did because she had been on my last nerves all day."

She also explained that a reporter for entertainment website Bossip asked him "who gave the best head, black girls or white girls. He answered them. He comes to me and I ask him about loving 'chocolate.' He answers. This chick behind me gets offended and he cussed her out."

"This is an interview for Baller Alert," she added. "I don't shy away from sex talk so I'm not offended in the slightest bit. Talking wild on the carpet is on brand for me anyway."

Newsweek has contacted a representative of Machine Gun Kelly for comment.

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Colson Baker, also known as Machine Gun Kelly, poses for photographers at the photo call for the film "Taurus" during the International Film Festival Berlin Berlinale, in Berlin, Germany, on February 13, 2022. The musician has faced criticism on social media after a video, in which he compared Black and white women sexually, resurfaced. Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP