Machine Gun Kelly paints tongue black for Billboard Music Awards, wins Top Rock Artist and Album
As Machine Gun Kelly scooped two Billboard Music Awards last night (May 23), the 31-year-old – real name Colson Baker – also showed off an unsurprisingly out-there look for the event: he painted his tongue black.
Documenting himself getting ready before the ceremony, MGK took to Instagram to show fans how he applied what must be black paint or dye to his tongue as a “special accessory”, as well as painting his nails black and white to match.
Machine Gun Kelly beat AC/DC, AJR, Five Finger Death Punch and twenty one pilots to win the Top Rock Artist award, as well as scoring the Top Rock Album for last year’s Tickets To My Downfall (fighting off AC/DC’s POWER UP, Miley Cyrus’ Plastic Hearts, Glass Animals’ Dreamland, and Bruce Springsteen’s Letter To You).
He missed out on also winning Top Rock Song, though, with AJR’s Bang! beating my ex’s best friend, as well as All Time Low’s Monsters, Glass Animals’ Heat Waves and twenty one pilots’ Level Of Concern. Still, congrats on two awards out of three, MGK!
Check out Machine Gun Kelly’s eventful Billboard Music Awards below:
See MGK picking up the Top Rock Artist gong:
Machine Gun Kelly recently announced a huge U.S. headline tour – which has already sold out. Those dates are as follows:
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
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!
18 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
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