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Machine Gun Kelly aren’t afraid to try their hand at bold style trends. And got straight to the point by making a statement about the American Music Awards carpet.
The General public sale artist, who is nominated for two awards at this year’s ceremony hosted by Wayne Brady, walked the carpet in a purple Dolce & Gabbana wool and neoprene suit covered in spikes. These weren’t just any spikes, however. These silver spikes, made of gunmetal, are several centimeters long, making it difficult for the performer to approach anyone or even sit down.
MGK, 32, posed on the black carpet, arms outstretched from him, presumably because he was dodging spikes all the way down his sides. He wore his platinum blonde hair tousled and loose and accessorized with a studded necklace and earrings. Not missing an opportunity to coordinate, even his boots were studded.
And it’s already a big night for the star, who won the AMA for Favorite Rock Artist. He even addressed his choice of outfit on stage, joking that the costume was “hard to pee.”
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At this year’s awards ceremony, Machine Gun Kelly is nominated for favorite rock artist and favorite rock album (a new category this year) for General public sale. He won Favorite Rock Artist last year, the first time he has earned a nomination at this awards ceremony.
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But while Machine Gun Kelly may be known for his music, he’s also become a style star, mostly because of his bold looks.
Exterior styling is old hat for Machine Gun Kelly, who often brings drama to red carpets — and just about any room he walks into. Him and his bride Megan Fox36 years old, know how to make people talk, which they did at the Gala Time 100 at the end of October.
While Fox turned heads with her freshly dyed red hair, MGK turned just as many heads with her look. He rocked black latex with his colorful tattooed torso on display and wore his shaggy, platinum hair slicked back in a bun.
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Some of MGK and Fox’s most memorable fashions of late, however, have been inspired by Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. On two recent occasions, the pair channeled the former couple — once for Halloween and once just because.
At the end of September, the couple stepped out wearing coordinating 90s looks which could have easily been ripped from Lee and Anderson’s closets. Fox wore a low-cut military green tank top under an unbuttoned flannel shirt with cut-out snakeskin pants. She also carried a brown-tinted sheer handbag to hold her essentials.
Meanwhile, MGK went for a vampy look for men with a skeleton print shirt, leather pants and a floor-length burgundy vinyl trench coat. Experts in couple outfits, the duo also wore matching fur bucket hats – hers in cherry red and hers in black.
The two did it again for the Casamigos Halloween Party at the end of October, although this time the copycat stares were intentional. Channeling the former couple’s looks at the grand opening night of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in 1995, Fox wore a two-tone pink and red latex mini dress with a sweetheart neckline. She completed the iconic look with a bleached wig, big lips, bigger nails and a cool, glowing tan.
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MGK had the aesthetic of the Mötley Crüe drummer in a white tank top showing off a sleeve of tattoos, black leather pants and a slick of black eyeliner to complement his jet black hair.
The 2022 AMAs air live Sunday night from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.