Foo Fighters, Machine Gun Kelly and Twenty One Pilots all performed during Sunday’s 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
Dave Grohl and company, who were honored at the ceremony with the Global Icon Award, performed a three-song medley including the classics “Everlong” and “Learn to Fly,” as well as “Shame Shame,” the lead single from their latest album, Medicine at Midnight.
Meanwhile, Kelly and his Tickets to My Downfall collaborator Travis Barker rocked his new single, “Papercuts,” and Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun painted the town with their song “Saturday.”
Kelly also won won the Best Alternative VMA for his song “My Ex’s Best Friend” with blackbear. Other VMA winners include John Mayer‘s “Last Train Home” for Best Rock, and Billie Eilish‘s “Your Power” for Video for Good.
MGK, by the way, seemed to have quite the eventful night. In addition to his performance and award win, he also appeared to get into some sort of confrontation with MMA fighter Conor McGregor on the red carpet. Photos and footage from the event seem to show McGregor charging towards Kelly as the two appeared to exchange words. A source tells People that McGregor had asked MGK to take a photo with him, but was denied by the “Bloody Valentine” rocker’s team.
“Conor went in on it a little bit,” the source said. However, a rep for the fighter denies to People that the photo request happened, and notes that Kelly attended McGregor’s last match. Meanwhile, McGregor spoke with Entertainment Tonight on the carpet shortly after the incident and downplayed the whole affair.
“No scuffle at all,” McGregor said. “I don’t know the man!”
“I only fight real fighters, people that actually fight,” he added. “I certainly don’t fight little vanilla boy rappers.”
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