Ay!

Album: Mainstream Sellout (2022)
Charted: 82
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Songfacts®:

  • Over an acoustic guitar, Machine Gun Kelly croons about treating his depression by self-medicating and getting high. In the second verse, he spirals further into depression and suffers a Britney Spears-like meltdown.

    I cut my hair off like Britney
    Sprinkle dust like a pixie
    Wiped my nose like it's itchy
  • MGK is the only singer on "Ay!" The high vocals on the chorus are his singing pitched up.
  • Lil Wayne raps a guest verse. The somber song's topic of getting wasted is right in the "Blunt Blowin" rapper's ballpark.
  • This isn't the first time Wayne has wandered into pop-punk territory. His 2010 album, Rebirth, was promoted as Weezy's rock music debut.
  • Travis Barker, BazeXX and slimXX's production adds some trap bounce that helps Wayne do his raps.
  • MGK first performed a snippet of "Ay!" on the February 24, 2022 episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden alongside Willow.
  • MGK shot the colorful video in his living room the day before he released "Ay!" Wayne doesn't feature in person but instead appears in the form of a cartoon cardboard cutout.
  • Wayne recorded his verse fresh off a 7 a.m. skate session. It arrived in MGK's inbox the morning Mainstream Sellout was due to his label.

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