The red carpet spat was just one of MGK’s awkward moments at MTV’s ceremony.
According to TMZ, MMA fighter Conor McGregor asked Machine Gun Kelly for a picture. McGregor was denied – we’re not sure wheter by MGK or someone else in his entourage – and at different points in the altercation threw both his drink and a punch in MGK’s direction. And as you can see, actress Megan Fox (MGK’s girlfriend) is also right in the middle of it.
Conor McGregor throws a drink at MGK on the red carpet (via ig:laurademytrk) pic.twitter.com/H0naCNbMta
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McGregor spoke a bit about what happened…
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) September 13, 2021
… but MGK wasn’t in the mood for questions.
Machine Gun Kelly when asked about his altercation with Conor McGregor. pic.twitter.com/XAZMA7JX67
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This wasn’t MGK’s only awkward moment during the VMAs. His performance of the new track “Paper Cuts” was also rescheduled to later in the show just as MGK and Travis Barker were about to take the stage. MGK and Barker eventually performed without a hitch.
MGK also claimed his second straight Best Alternative trophy at the event. MTV recognized him for “My Ex’s Best Friend” this year and “Bloody Valentine” last year.