Machine Gun Kelly made his SNL debut over the weekend. The rapper-turned-pop punk chart topper performed “my ex’s best friend” and “Lonely,” and fell off the stage after trying to lift his tattooed doppelgänger Pete Davidson. Before the episode aired, Machine Gun Kelly tweeted, “I remember when I was a kid watching @nbcsnl every weekend with my aunt and my dad. Since they aren’t here to see this moment, I’m going to perform the song I wrote for them on the show. Hopefully I’ll feel them there.” His girlfriend, actress Megan Fox, was there at Studio 8H, however, and she had high praise for his set.
“SNL week,” she wrote on Instagram. “Best performance that show has ever seen.” Chris Gaines (and, y’know, Prince and Radiohead and Nirvana and Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks and Paul McCartney and all the other non-Chris Gaines musical guests through SNL‘s nearly five-decade history) must be furious.
Fox has called dating Machine Gun Kelly a “once in a lifetime thing” and a connection of “mythic proportions,” and that “loving him is like being in love with a tsunami or a forest fire. The intensity of merging with him is just overwhelming, and the threat it poses is so powerful but so beautiful that you have no choice to surrender with reverence and with gratitude.” That also describes my feelings for Chris Gaines on SNL.
You can watch MGK’s performances below.