Machine Gun Kelly charged $70,000 every ten minutes for breaking gig rules

Aisha Nozari

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Machine Gun Kelly charged $70,000 every ten minutes for breaking gig rules

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Machine Gun Kelly has said an Ohio venue wanted to charge him $70,000 (£57,000) every ten minutes for breaking site rules.

The pop punk rapper was performing in his hometown of Cleveland this week when he told the crowd: “They’re in my ears right now and they’re saying that if we don’t stop the concert right now, we’re gonna get fined $70,000 for every 10 minutes that we continue.”

During his performance, MGK had zip-lined across the venue and also smashed a glass into his own face (for the second time in recent weeks, might we add), leaving him bloodied.

The gig marked the final show of his North American tour and after alleging to the audience that the venue had threatened to charge him eye-watering figures, MGK quipped: “You know what I say to that? We aren’t stopping this concert for s**t. I’m rich, b*tch.”

After boasting of his fortune, the star downed a glass of wine and cracked it into his own face before taking to Instagram later that night to say: “Oh my God, Cleveland. That was f*****g insane.” 

UNILAD has approached MGK’s representatives and FWD Day + Nightclub for comment. 

Back in June, MGK was once again left with blood dripping down his face after smashing a champagne flute into his head during a performance.

MGK explained why he smashed a glass in his face on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Credit: NBC
MGK explained why he smashed a glass in his face on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Credit: NBC

He’d been belting out 'My Ex's Best Friend' at an afterparty in New York on Tuesday, 28 June, following his show at Madison Square Garden when the incident occurred. 

In an interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers the following evening, MGK explained what led him to the decision.

"You know when you clink a champagne glass with a fork to get people's attention?" he began.

"Yeah, I didn't have a fork, so I just clinked it on my head."

Elsewhere in the interview, Seth Meyers pointed out that the last time Machine Gun Kelly had been on his late night chat show, he had cut his hand open after smashing his guitar up during his MTV VMAs performance last year.

The singer joked: "Yeah, I'm going to start having doctors around me every time I have Seth Meyers on my schedule."

MGK also shared a photo of his wound on Instagram after the show. In the image, Kelly was still wearing the same clothes he performed in and his top was splattered with blood, as were his neck and face. An open wound was visible just above his right eyebrow. 

He captioned the post: “NYC you’re my bloody valentine."

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Topics: Music, Machine Gun Kelly

Aisha Nozari
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