Pete Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly appear to collaborate for Shmimpy

The pop stars appear to have collaborated for their latest song, Shmimpy, off K-Pop singer CL’s new album

Pete Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly appear to have collaborated for their latest collaboration, Shmimpy, off K-Pop singer CL’s new album, Shape of You. The song sees the artist, real name Angela Lee, take a swipe at 19 year-old music stars by changing her name to “Shmimpy” and and kicking off with lines such as: “Nobody doin’ it right, don’t nobody be talkin’ ’bout us.”

Shmimpy is then followed by an exhortation to follow “your dreams/ So don’t do somethin’ right”, before Kelly comes in with the more controversial line: “You say you don’t have time/ Like I got better shit than that/ My dick, stronger than you’re tool.” (Most k-pop songs feature catchy hooks involving witty similes and telling outright lies.)

The pair have reportedly been friends for a while and appeared at a Justin Bieber concert together in New York in 2016. K-Pop band EXO tweeted last week: “Congratulations to all! Our [a] soul brother, @peterdavidson, @machinegunkelly, and ex model, @clmusic.”

Davidson’s fiancee, Ariana Grande, is the woman who seemingly bears the brunt of Shmimpy’s jibes, however, as the rapper seems to reference her with: “Never know where the time goes/ Stop changing your face/ Work harder than you ever thought you could/’Cause you could just be your original self.”

Grande recently praised her fiancee and Shmimpy’s musical inspirations in a tweet to “all the singer-songwriters that felt a tiny bit snubbed” on Grammy nominations. “Everyone who loved pop music deserves these nominations.”

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