By Henna Kathiya
Machine Gun Kelly was all energy last night for his co-hosting gig at the 2013 mtvU Woodie Awards but the moment that took the cake was when he won the Woodie of the Year. He couldn’t contain his excitement and went on to deliver a heartwarming acceptance speech.After he took home Breaking Woodie last year, MGK had set his sights on a bigger award this year. He beat out the likes of A$AP Rocky and Kendrick Lamar who were also nominated in the category.
He had a speech ready, which he humbly delivered after celebrating and running around stage for a bit. “Let me just say, this is a big deal to me, man. When I began making music as a kid, I never grasped that it could bring you materials or money or women, because as a kid, I never wanted anything more than an escape, and that still holds true to this day,” he explained.
He went on to acknowledge the fact that even though he may not have as many record sales as the other nominees or a spot on the Hottest MC’s list he was thankful for the award. “I may not have sold the most records, and I may not be loved by journalists, critics or the mainstream in general, but what I do have is the people,” he continued. “And that to me is worth more than any platinum plaque, any magazine cover, any top 10 MC list. And if you want proof, you can direct your attention to my hand, because we got the Woodie of the mother----ing Year!”
MGK also gave one last shout out to the fans before closing out his speech. "Last but not least, I want to thank my fans, because they're crazy, they're relentless, they're misunderstood, and I love you for it, and I'm honored to have you guys by my side,” he said. “ And as for respect in this industry, you guys don't have to give it, because we're about to take it this year. The revolution's begun. Black Flag!”