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Watch Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker perform papercuts at MTV VMAs

Machine Gun Kelly adds a new rap verse to recent single papercuts during MTV VMAs performance: Y’all said that I switched genres / I saw the limit and then took it farther…’

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.’

Read this: Machine Gun Kelly: From rap devil to pop-punk god

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 Paramores 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

Read this: Is pop-punk really dead?

Posted on September 13th 2021, 11:56a.m.
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