Change of plans. Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker have been set to take the stage collectively to carry out “Papercuts” on the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, September 12. Nonetheless, whereas backstage on the Barclays Middle in Brooklyn, New York, one thing modified.

“Machine Gun Kelly buried himself in a grave as they have been setting as much as carry out. He then burst out of the filth in his grave, ran off stage and mentioned one thing to Travis,” an eyewitness solely tells Us Weekly. “He was throwing elbows and appeared very upset earlier than operating backstage. The crew got here and rolled off MGK’s grave and Travis’ large drum off the stage.”

The insider notes that the drum set had been there for “about 10 minutes” earlier than it was cleared. Kelly, 31, returned to his seat with girlfriend Megan Fox afterward within the evening. Barker, 45, and Kelly in the end ended up performing afterward within the night.


The “My Bloody Valentine” rapper, whose actual identify is Colson Baker, had an up and down evening on the awards present.

Earlier than the present started, he walked the pink carpet with Fox, 35, however discovered himself in a scuffle with Conor McGregor. Whereas an early report claimed that the athlete, 33, requested Kelly for a photograph and the singer mentioned no, a rep for the fighter claimed that was “completely false” and didn’t occur. The publicist added, “Machine Gun attended Conor’s final struggle. Conor appreciates all his followers.”

The Eire native later informed Leisure Tonight that “completely nothing” occurred between the lads.

“I don’t know the man. Nothing occurred with me, I solely struggle actual fighters, folks that truly struggle, you understand what I imply?” the UFC star mentioned on the carpet. “I actually don’t struggle little vanilla boy rappers. I don’t even know the man. I don’t know something about him, besides that he’s with Megan Fox.”

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Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly on the MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2021 at Barclays Middle within the Brooklyn borough of New York Metropolis.
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Later within the evening, the “Hangover Treatment” singer was in higher spirits as Tommy Lee introduced him with the award for Greatest Different for “My Ex’s Greatest Good friend.”

Barker for his half, attended the present with girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian. The couple confirmed a ton of PDA on the pink carpet, kissing and guffawing collectively for the cameras.

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