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Surveillance video of Machine Gun Kelly’s crew assaulting actor released

October 4, 2018
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Footage has surfaced of Machine Gun Kelly‘s crew assaulting actor G-Rod in Atlanta last month.

The fight happened after the actor criticized the rapper at a bar following Kelly’s comments about Eminem‘s daughter.

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On Sept. 15, TMZ reported that MGK’s crew assaulted the actor, whose real name is Gabriel Rodriguez, in Atlanta.

According to the reports, Rodriguez walked up to Machine Gun Kelly and his crew at a bar and criticized the rapper for his beef with Eminem. The actor was reportedly upset at Kelly calling Eminem’s teenage daughter hot.

Rodriguez also recorded the moment, and TMZ shared the video. The actor was reportedly kicked out of the bar a few minutes later.

Later that night, Rodriguez says he was walking to a hotel when he spotted MGK’s crew hanging outside. An argument started, but a police officer stepped in to assess the situation.

However, when Rodriguez went into the hotel lobby, MGK continued throwing insults at him. According to a video he shared, the actor then told Kelly’s bodyguards he’d fight them, which is when the crew reportedly started assaulting him.

Machine Gun Kelly wasn’t involved in the fight.

Rodriguez told the story in a series of videos, which TMZ shared.

Now, TMZ has obtained a surveillance video that shows the assault happening.

The footage shows MGK’s bodyguards going after Rodriguez, and then three more men from his crew come up and start punching the actor. Machine Gun Kelly isn’t in the video.

According to NME, the actor was treated in for severe facial injuries following the fight.

The criminal investigation is still pending, but Rodriguez has told TMZ he will drop it if Machine Gun Kelly fights him.

Watch the surveillance video below:

Machine Gun Kelly and Eminem feud

Eminem surprise-released his Kamikaze LP Aug. 31, taking aim at Machine Gun Kelly (among others) in his track “Not Alike” where he brings up comments the former made about his daughter in 2012.

G-Eazy chimed in almost immediately after Em with “Bad Boy” in what was assumed to be a response to MGK’s Funk Flex freestyle earlier that week.

MGK responded to G-Eazy on social media that same day and Eminem with the release of “Rap Devil” Sept. 3. Kells performed the track in Eminem’s home state and it later hit No. 1 on iTunes.

After teasing he was back in the studio and declaring he ”want[s] to destroy him,” Eminem most recently fired back with “Killshot” Sept. 14. The track ended up having the biggest rap debut in YouTube history and hit No. 3 on Billboard.

Written by Natasha Heinz

For Natasha Heinz, it was really not a phase. After spending 11 years reading Alternative Press in her hometown in Brazil, she moved to Ohio and landed a job at her favorite magazine. Now, she's constantly cold but sure as hell the happiest she’s ever been.