It’s been nearly 19 years since blink-182‘s legendary album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket was released. Despite the near two-decades its been since its debut, some blink fans are just now catching on to the meaning behind the album’s title. Machine Gun Kelly just so happens to be one of those people.
Travis Barker revealed that MGK just recently figured out the true meaning behind the 2001 album title.
Machine Gun Kelly and Barker have been hard at work gearing up for the release of Tickets To My Downfall later this year. The new album is the first pop-punk release from Machine Gun Kelly and was produced by Barker. The drummer also worked on MGK’s latest single “Bloody Valentine.” The duo recently gave a socially-distant performance of the song on the Late Late Show With James Corden.
Now, it appears that Barker has learned something new about his collaborator and friend. The drummer took to Twitter to share his amusement that MGK never understood the meaning behind Take Off Your Pants and Jacket until now.
“19 yrs later and @machinegunkelly just figured out what TAKE OFF YOUR PANTS AND JACKET meant,” Barker tweets.
Machine Gun Kelly quickly followed up the tweet by asking the blink-182 drummer if he is no longer allowed to watch any performances of songs from that album.
“Do I have to leave the venue when you guys play those songs now,” MGK tweets.
do i have to leave the venue when you guys play those songs now
— Blonde Don (@machinegunkelly) July 13, 2020
For those that are unaware, the album title is a pun to male masturbation aka “take off your pants and jack-it.”
blink-182 also shared their amusement on their own Twitter account.
— blink-182 (@blink182) July 13, 2020
Along with MGK’s latest realization, some exciting news about “I Think I’m OKAY,” his collaboration with Barker and YUNGBLUD, has been announced. The single is officially certified Platinum in the U.S. This means that the track has surpassed 1 million sales.
“I Think I’m OKAY” first reached Gold certification in December. It also follows the Platinum certification of MGK’s “At My Best” featuring Hailee Steinfeld and 4x Platinum certification of “Bad Things” featuring Camila Cabello.
The “I Think I’m OKAY” video is available to watch below.
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