There are many things in the world that go together beautifully. Chocolate and mint, for example. Or coffee and anything. Then there are some things that are much more questionable. Like, say, The Microsoft Store and live performances. Especially live rap performances on the shelves where the expensive computers sit.
Cleveland-based recording artist Machine Gun Kelly is not known for particularly soft-spoken or genteel turns of phrase. He was brought in to perform for an event being held at the Microsoft Store in Atlanta, and as AllHipHop reports, things went downhill from there:
During his performance, the rapper began jumping on tables in the store which housed brand new and expensive computers and laptops. MGK ignored the pleas of the Microsoft staff to get down, and instead hit them with the middle finger and said:
"Suck my d*ck, I'm up in this motherf*cker. MGK in this b*tch. F*ck these 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.
2012 being what it is, of course, the event has been captured on video. (The video contains some NSFW language.)
The event was sponsored by hip-hop magazine The Source, and not by Microsoft, Microsoft has been quick to note. And a good thing, too. Windows 8 might have some image problems among gamers and game publishers, but having someone come in and smash the computers isn't the new direction most of us are particularly looking for.
Update: Machine Gun Kelly has given a statement on the incident, in which he says: "Last Friday, I was asked to perform at The Source's Power 30 reception and honored to do so. My only goal was to give a great performance. Contrary to what is being reported by the media, I did not stomp on any computers, damage any store property nor were the police called on my behalf. There was some confusion as to where I should perform. But, in the end, it was all resolved. I'd like to thank The Source for the opportunity and let the people at Microsoft know I meant no disrespect."