Machine Gun Kelly has recruited blackbear for “My Ex’s Best Friend,” the latest track from his forthcoming pop-punk album, Tickets to My Downfall.
On the new single, which features production by Blink-182’s Travis Barker, SlimXX and BazeXX, the Cleveland-bred rapper-turned-rocker croons about a messy break-up that involves his “ex’s best friend.” He sings, “You walked in my life at 2am / ’Cause my boy’s new girl is your best friend / Act like you don’t see me, we’ll play pretend.”
Around the one-minute mark, blackbear hops in with a similar story: “First off, I’m not sorry, I won’t apologize to nobody / You play like I’m invisible, girl, don’t act like you ain’t saw me / Last year was a mess and how I acted was beyond me.”
The pair have collaborated on several songs to date: 2012’s “End of the Road,” “Shoot ’Em Down” by MOD SUN and on blackbear’s own “e.z.”
Check out the lyric video for “My Ex’s Best Friend” below:
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