On Tuesday, June 27th, Machine Gun Kelly was performing for a sold-out crowd in Madison Square Gardens, when suddenly he began to behave erratically. He kept walking to the side of the stage as if expecting something.
After a few minutes, he can be heard saying into the mic “I’m going to f*cking kill you” then he heads off stage to talk to a crew member. A third crew member intervenes so Machine Gun Kelly cannot get to the crew member he is angry at. He then returns to the stage, smashes his guitar, and lays down on the stage.
Sound crazy? See for yourself:
In this second video, you can see the full altercation between Machine Gun Kelly and a crew member he is yelling at after he leaves the stage.
Thankfully the third-party crew member was there to stop Machine Gun Kelly from actually hurting someone. It’s unlikely that MKG would have laid hands on the man, on account of getting sued for assault and risk losing a portion of his impressive net worth.
@pagesix #MachineGunKelly screams at a crew member and smashes his guitar in a fit of rage at his #MSG ♬ original sound – Pagesix
A third view of the incident can be found in this video:
@stephanieschaef_ You killed it at the garden @MachineGunKelly 😝💗🤟🏻 #mgk#machinegunkelly#lifeinpink#msg#madisonsquaregarden#mainstreamsellout#fyp#TopGunMode #healthadepopit #FindYourEdge #LIKEABOMBSHELL ♬ original sound – Stephanieschaef_
Machine Gun Kelly’s night of fun didn’t end there, however, as after the disaster on stage, he headed to Catch for an afterparty.
While there, he smashed a glass of champagne against his head (on purpose) and performed for a crowd while bleeding profusely. The star then posted an image of him performing while bleeding on his Instagram page.
While some fans were quick to criticize the star for his anger issues, others quickly jumped to his defense saying that even a star is allowed to have occasional outbreaks of emotion.
In a recent Hulu documentary about his life, Machine Gun Kelly says he was quitting his drug habit, however, this recent show of anger has fans thinking that he has not yet succeeded.
Can Machine Gun Kelly Play Guitar?
Maybe you are reading this and wondering what the big deal is about Machine Gun Kelly being brought his guitar on stage. Well, in the song they were performing during the incident, he actually has an impressive guitar solo.
Many fans and non-fans alike report that they didn’t know that the star could play guitar. But the truth is, he can, and he is a very talented player.
Just take a look at this video below where a Guitar Center employee assumes Machine Gun Kelly is fake playing the guitar, only to be proven wrong.
@machinegunkelly #duet with @gunnar_dugrey ♬ original sound – Gunnar DüGrey
Hopefully, Machine Gun Kelly has learned a valuable lesson from the above incident and with any luck, he and the employee he was angry at will be able to resolve their differences going forward.