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Why Are Machine Gun Kelly and Conor McGregor Beefing at the VMAs?

Conor McGregor and Machine Gun Kelly. Photo: Kevin Mazur/MTV VMAs 2021/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS

If the VMAs can promise one thing, it’s that there will always be drama. During the MTV VMA red-carpet preshow, paparazzi photos revealed a heated argument between musician Machine Gun Kelly and UFC fighter Conor McGregor, who is crowning Artist of the Year, for some reason. While details of the altercation haven’t been confirmed yet, photos and videos online show MGK’s actress girlfriend Megan Fox breaking up the argument along with security from the show.

During his preshow interview, MGK spoke about his excitement for the show and how he manifested his VMA performance almost eight years ago on Twitter. This isn’t his only manifestation that’s come true; he had a poster of his current bae, Megan Fox, in his teenage bedroom. MGK will be performing alongside Travis Barker with their new single “papercuts.” MGK and McGregor are both presenting awards during the show, hopefully not together.

Update Sunday, September 12 at 11:25 p.m.: According to Variety, McGregor asked Kelly’s team for a photo together, which Kelly’s team denied. McGregor reacted by throwing his drink at Kelly which caused the commotion. “MGK’s security overreacted and pushed Conor,” says McGregor’s reps. Kelly, uh, politely declined to comment on the incident, as seen in the tweet below.

Why Are MGK and Conor McGregor Beefing at the VMAs?