Watch Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker perform papercuts at MTV VMAs
Following a surprising altercation with Conor McGregor on the red carpet before the show, Machine Gun Kelly hit the stage at last night’s MTV VMAs clearly totally unfazed for a powerful performance of papercuts.
Alongside drummer and frequent collaborator Travis Barker, MGK pulled out all the stops during the killer performance of his recent single, with pyro, a face full of thorns, and even a brand-new rap verse featuring lines like, ‘Y’all said that I switched genres / I saw the limit and then took it farther,’ and, ‘I am a genius, could’ve made Donda / But this song is for my dead father.’
Kells is of course also performing papercuts live during his current U.S. headline tour, which kicked off a couple of days ago. His epic 32-song setlist during the sold-out run features a ton of Tickets To My Downfall material, plus a cover of Paramore’s Misery Business, his Travis and YUNGBLUD collab I Think I’m OKAY, and much more.
Anyway, watch papercuts from the MTV VMAs below:
And see MGK’s speech after picking up the trophy for Best Alternative:
Catch MGK on his Tickets To My Downfall tour:
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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