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Machine Gun Kelly guests on new jxdn song, “Wanna Be”; name of upcoming film changed after criticism

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Machine Gun Kelly has collaborated with jxdn on a new song called “Wanna Be.”

The pop-punk banger, which is available now for digital download, is accompanied by a video starring both artists, as well as Blink-182‘s Travis Barker, whose DTA Records released jxdn’s brand-new debut album, Tell Me About Tomorrow.

You can watch the “Wanna Be” video streaming now on YouTube.

MGK and jxdn will reunite this fall when the latter opens for the former’s Tickets to My Downfall tour, which kicks off in September.

In related news, Machine Gun Kelly is set to star in an upcoming movie that at one time was called Good News, but is now changing its title.

The film, according to Deadline, follows the “last days of a rising but troubled musician,” played by Kelly under his birth name, Colson Baker. It’s said to be a fictional work that takes inspiration from late artists including Mac Miller, Lil Peep, Juice WRLD and Pop Smoke, and its title is a reference to a posthumous Miller song.

That last bit irked Miller’s brother, Miller McCormick, who reportedly posted an Instagram Story reading, “F*** you f*** your movie at least change the title.”

In a statement to E! News, the film’s production company says it will be adopting a new title.

“Our film is about a fictional musician on the rise with a troubled life,” the statement reads. “It’s not in any way a biopic or based on any artist’s true life. We realize the title, which was intended as an homage to Mac Miller, and other artists gone too soon, feels disrespectful. We’ve heard from many people on social media who have found offense with the title so, without hesitation, we will change it.”

(Video contains uncensored profanity.)

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