Machine Gun Kelly to perform at 2021 MTV VMAs for the first time

Machine Gun Kelly will make his MTV VMAs debut with a performance of new single papercuts.

Machine Gun Kelly to perform at 2021 MTV VMAs for the first time
Emily Carter
Sam Cahill

Machine Gun Kelly is set to join Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X, LORDE and Olivia Rodrigo at September's 2021 MTV VMAs.

MGK will be making his performance debut at the ceremony, unveiling a live rendition of last week's single papercuts live for the first time. MTV state in a press release: "Machine Gun Kelly makes his debut on the iconic VMAs stage, bringing a world premiere performance of new single papercuts to life, off his forthcoming album born with horns.

"The reigning Best Alternative musician, who took home his first-ever Moon Person at the 2020 VMAs, is once again nominated in the same category."

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Following papercuts' release, MGK took to Instagram and TikTok to hit back at those who complain about his genre-switching between rock and rap.

"Me: Drops a rock song.” 'Arghhhh, he doesn’t rap anymore!’ "Me: Drops a rap song.” 'Arghhhh, he doesn’t do rock anymore!’ he joked, before adding: "Shut the fuck up, god damn! I’m not fucking dying tomorrow; I just drop music!"

Catch MGK on his sold-out U.S. Tickets To My Downfall tour:

September 2021

9 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
10 Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheater
11 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater
13 New York, NY – Summerstage Central Park
15 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
17 West Springfield, MA – The Big E
21 Detroit, MI – Aretha Franklin Amphitheater
22 Cincinnati, OH – The Icon Festival
24 Orlando, FL – Rebel Rock
25 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
28 St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Music Park

October 2021

2 Rogers, AK – Walmart Amphitheater
3 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center
5 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
6 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
9 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
12 Spokane, WA – Spokane Pavilion
13 Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield
17 Salt Lake City, UY – The Complex
18 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
20 Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine
21 Phoenix, AZ – Meza Amphitheater
24 Dallas. TX – Toyota Music Factory
27 Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union
28 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live!

December 2021

18 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

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