Sophie Lloyd Responds To The Hatred She Faced Due To Machine Gun Kelly

Sophie Llyod recently spoke to Primordial Radio and addressed the backlash she received because of her connection with Machine Gun Kelly.

Joining MGK marked a significant change for Lloyd, as she had only played in local pubs before. She expressed gratitude for being given this chance and described the experience as educational and rewarding. However, the guitarist also faced negative comments online after her association with MGK’s band was announced. When asked how she felt about it, Sophie responded:

“Yeah, it was really weird. Because obviously, it seems like you have hate on the internet and even that’s a little bit sad, but it feels like the whole world literally is there at your doorstep. We had journalists turn up at my parents’ home. We had some crazy things and everything. Like my mom and my boyfriend.”

Family And Friends React To Lloyd’s Sudden Fame

Yet, they all appear to take pleasure in her celebrity status, as the musician further added:

“We’re kind of loving it, though. Because they were like, ‘Oh my God, there’s this article that mentions my name. I’m famous now’ [Laughs]. Good for you! Chris [Painter, Sophie’s boyfriend] is, ‘Oh my god, I got verified because they wrote me in an article’ [Laughs].”

How MGK Discovered Sophie Lloyd

In an interview with NME last year, Lloyd shared the story of how the rocker initially became a part of her life, saying:

“MGK literally just messaged me on Instagram one day after seeing some of my videos. We Facetimed, we seemed to vibe really well, and before I knew it, I had my visa and was flying from London to LA for rehearsals.”

Blending Femininity With Rock

Still, this isn’t the only thing she received backlash for. Lloyd embraces her style, mixing her love for rock and metal with her interest in makeup and fashion. She’s aware that some people online criticize her for this blend of femininity and rock music. Recently speaking to Guitar, she said:

“I’ve always wanted to bring that feminine edge because although I love rock and metal and mosh pits, I also love makeup and getting my nails done. I love the idea of combining all of that and branding that in itself – that kind of cool, woman rockstar thing. People on the internet will always get annoyed at it.”

The rocker also noted that she understands that much of the criticism she faces is due to misogyny. She pointed out the double standards in the rock industry, where men can profit from women’s sex appeal, but when a woman expresses herself similarly, she is often judged and labeled negatively. This hypocrisy bothers her.