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MTV VMAs 2021: Machine Gun Kelly Wins Best Alternative for ‘My Ex’s Best Friend’

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Machine Gun Kelly attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV/ ViacomCBS)

Machine Gun Kelly did it again. The former rapper now punk rocker won the Best Alternative Video award for the second year in a row.

This year’s nominees for Best Alternative Video were Bleachers (“Stop Making This Hurt”), Glass Animals (“Heat Waves”), Imagine Dragons (“Follow You”), Machine Gun Kelly ft. Blackbear (“My Ex’s Best Friend”), Twenty One Pilots (“Shy Away”), and Willow ft. Travis Barker (“Transparent Soul”).

Last year was the first time since 1998 that the award has been in play at the VMAs. Prior to Kelly’s win last year, the previous recipient was…Green Day.

Earlier in the night, MGK mixed it up with Conor McGregor, with the two getting in an altercation and had to be separated on the red carpet.