Machine Gun Kelly Brings Tickets to My Downfall Tracks to SNL Stage

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "John Krasinski" Episode 1795 -- Pictured: Musical guest Machine Gun Kelly performs on Saturday, January 30, 2021 -- (Photo By: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Machine Gun Kelly made his Saturday Night Live debut last night, with fellow first-timer John Krasinski acting as host. The rapper-turned-punk played “my ex’s best friend” and “lonely” off his latest album, Tickets to My Downfall.

Watch the performances below.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Rd7APH5XeFc

https://youtube.com/watch?v=B_djsCw1iS8

Though he’s appeared in a number of films, MGK didn’t appear in any skits.

We chatted with MGK about his “unforgettable” pop-punk debut for our November cover story. “How shitty would it have been if I went in there and they were like, ‘It’s cool,’” he said in reference to playing new music for his label, Interscope. “I mean, a lot of things are cool. My breakfast was cool. I don’t want ‘cool’ I want unforgettable.”

He certainly seemed to accomplish his mission: Tickets to My Downfall scored MGK his first Billboard No. 1 album in its opening week and became the soundtrack to an accompanying short filmDownfalls High.

Next week’s episode of Saturday Night Live will see Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy host and Phoebe Bridgers will be the musical guest.

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