Machine Gun Kelly Film Drops Title After Criticism From Mac Miller’s Brother

Machine Gun Kelly’s forthcoming movie will undergo a title change following criticism from Mac Miller’s brother.

At the end of June, Deadline reported that MGK would star in a hip-hop film inspired by the lives of late artists, including Pop Smoke, Lil Peep, Juice WRLD, and Miller. The movie, written and directed by Tim Sutton, was announced with the title Good News—a nod to Miller’s first posthumous single off his 2020 album Circles. Although the film’s production company insisted the title was meant to be an homage to Miller, the late rapper’s brother was quick to express his opposition in a brief but strongly worded social media post.

“Fuck you, fuck your movie,” Miller McCormick wrote, “at least change the title.”

McCormick’s criticism ignited a widespread backlash among Miller fans, so much so that Rivulet Media decided to scrap the original title.

“Our film is about a fictional musician on the rise with a troubled life,” the production company wrote in a statement to E! News.