The Inquirer, a British web site that is ground zero for computer industry gossip - Austin American Statesman
SOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft got more than it bargained for when it let a rapper perform in its store in Atlanta, it got a belligerent performance that ended up with computers being threatened.
According to a report at the Verge it was not Microsoft's idea to let the rapper perform, but it did hire out the premises to a rap magazine with something to celebrate.
"We offer our stores as a venue for the community to use, and this event was not sponsored by Microsoft," said a spokesperson. "While the artist's behavior was appropriate for a concert, some of it was not appropriate in a store environment."
A video posted to Youtube shows a young man called Machine Gun Kelly leaping around throwing things including a sign. The crowd seems to be enjoying it but we imagine that the associated Microsoft hardware became worried for its own safety. We've embedded the video, be warned, there is some bad language.
At one point Machine Gun Kelly says "Fuck these computers" and hops over some tables. The event is swiftly shut down, presumably by staff or by whoever signed the insurance and rental agreement. µ
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