UFC star Conor McGregor appeared to want a Machine Gun Kelly track during a red carpet incident at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night.
Footage from the scene shows McGregor throwing a drink at Kelly and his girlfriend, actress Megan Fox, as several people move to restrain the MMA fighter.
TMZ reported that McGregor wanted a photo with Kelly, reached out to say hello and was turned away by the rapper’s team, and that McGregor was “surprised” by the way he was treated.
A representative for McGregor told People he didn’t want a photo, and McGregor mocked the incident asked about this by Entertainment Tonight, saying he didn’t know what had happened.
“I don’t even know the guy to be honest with you,” McGregor said. “Nothing happened with me, I only fight real fighters, people who actually fight, you know what I mean. I certainly don’t fight little Vanilla Ice Boy rappers.
He said he didn’t know anything about Kelly “except he’s with Megan Fox”.
Kelly didn’t have much to say about the incident:
McGregor was walking with a cane after surgery due to a horrific leg injury suffered in a fight in July, but dropped it in the incident.
He retrieved his cane and everyone entered without further incident.
Kelly was at the event to perform and also won a VMA for Best Alternative Video for “My Ex’s Best Friend,” while McGregor was there to present an award to Justin Bieber.
The hustle and bustle before the show was filmed from multiple angles, both in photos and video:
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