Conor McGregor throws punch at Machine Gun Kelly at MTV Awards

Witnesses said the controversial fighter threw a drink at Kelly and followed with a left jab before security swarmed in to get him away from the musician who grabbed his partner Megan Fox to shield her from the skirmish.While Kelly avoided talking about the stoush when asked by television presenters on the carpet, the bust-up was incited by the rocker’s refusal to pose for a photo with the fighter.Kelly reportedly declined the photo opp when they crossed paths and he was in hot demand from all the media reps and fans.Witnesses reported the situation quickly escalated with him pushing McGregor. It’s unclear whether McGregor was more miffed about the photo snub or spilling his drink when Kelly shoved him out of the way.Australian pop star Troye Sivan witnessed the fight.“I just saw a fight on the red carpet, I saw some crazy shit,” he said.Kelly later picked up the Best Alternative award for the video for his single My Ex’s Best Friend where he referenced another stoush.The rocker paid tribute to the video director Van Alpert who he hadn’t spoken to since the shoot last year because they had a fight on set.“It’s a great video, so glad we won,” Kelly said.Earlier, Madonna celebrated the return of the MTV VMAs and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the game-changing music channel.The pop supremo who helped make MTV the ratings powerhouse it was in the 80s with her era-defining music videos had two cracks at her opening line.“And they said we wouldn’t last. But we’re still here motherf…ers! Happy 40th MTV!” she said to open the 2021 awards.The show kicked off with a performance of the biggest song in the world right now, Stay with The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber, who abseiled onto their mountainous set.That song rolled seamlessly into Bieber’s hit Ghost and then pop phenom Olivia Rodrigo performing with mask-clad dancers.She picked up the first award of the night with Driver’s Licence, which announced her chart domination in January, winning Song of the Year.JLo is the new queen of the jetset, racing back from the Venice Film Festival where Bennifer 2.0 made their official red carpet debut in support of his film The Last Duel, to rock the VMAs stage in New York as a presenter.In a first in its four decade history, an artist made a baby announcement mid song.Twenty One Pilots frontman Tyler Joseph dropped the big baby news while performing their single Saturday.His influencer wife Jenna, also the muse for his songs, is expecting their second child.“My wife is pregnant, with our second child,” he sang.“I didn’t want to text everybody…now you know.”Beyonce used the VMAs stage to announce to confirm her first pregnancy with Blue Ivy in 2011, unbuttoning her blazer to caress her bump but didn’t reference the happy occasion in her song lyrics.Original It Girl Cyndi Lauper, who won a Moon Person at the inaugural MTV awards in 1984, used her moment on stage to advocate for women’s rights in the wake of recent Texan laws criminalising abortion.“Things are a little different now; yeah, girls still wanna have fun,” she said.“But we also want to have funds, equal pay, control over our bodies. You know, fundamental rights.”Ed Sheeran chose the MTV VMAs to usher in a new era in his pop performance career.The British artist, who has thrilled tens of thousands of fans in stadiums around the world with just an acoustic guitar and looping pedals, played his new single Shivers with a band. Sheeran was introduced by Voice coach Rita Ora who made sure to reference not once, not twice but three times, that she is “privileged” to be a mate of Sheeran.The A Team chart slayer is an astute player in the showbiz world, no doubt orchestrating his performance would be preceded by a new Toyota ad soundtracked by his comeback hit Bad Habits.Most pundits would have had Lil Nas X and his clothes-shedding, bump and grind performance down as the steamiest gig of the night.Fifth Harmony survivor and rising solo star Normani was “Hold my cocktail!”Following the WAP playbook of Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B, she delivered some highly provocative and precarious “choreography” by straddling singer and dancer Teyana Taylor strapped to a ladder.As predicted, host Doja Cat banked an award, picking up Best Collab with SZA for their smash Kiss Me More.Although it was tough to concentrate on the big moment when she was dressed like a psychedelic, futuristic worm. “I look like a worm,” Doja said.“This is dope. I never thought I would be dressed like a worm while accepting an award.”Billie Eilish used her VMAs moment to fan-girl over her pop heroines Alicia Keys and Lavigne when accepting the Video For Good award for her hit Your Power.“Alicia Keys just kissed me on the cheek; I have a mark!” Eilish said.“And thank you Avril, I love you so much.”Eilish, like almost every artist performing or making an emphatic statement during their time on stage, got bleeped as American television overlords remain in fear of an F bomb being broadcast to a prime time audience. On a music channel.The hostess with the mostest costume changes Doja Cat paid homage to the queen of the awards stage P!nk with her high-flying, out-of-this-world acrobatics and choreography performance.Controversial fighter Conor McGregor sang his own praises to introduce Artist of the Year.The hotly contested category was won by this year’s most nominated and hooded artist Justin Bieber.After reiterating his appreciation for the award he celebrated music’s power to unitefans during the “unprecedented times with this Covid thing happening” and gave a shout out to his model wife Hailey.“I look over here and see my beautiful wife and I just want to to say I love you so much.”Rising star Chloe – one half of the sibling duo Chloe and Halle – made her bid for solo stardom looking and sounding like her mentor Beyonce. Superstar rapper Travis Scott won Best Hip Hop with Franchise and thanked his mum, God, his record label, his fans and his daughter Stormi. But not baby mama Kylie Jenner.The make-up mogul recently did her big bump reveal to confirm she is expecting her second child with the chart-topping artistOther potential winners include Lil Nas X.Standing in their path to the podium are fellow multi-nominees Billie Eilish, BTS, Drake, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift while Foo Fighters get the Global Icon Award and play.For an awards about videos, the MTV VMAs packs in the performances with Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, Normani, Camila Cabello, Chlöe, Kacey Musgraves, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Jack Harlow, Ozuna and Tainy all getting their name on backstage dressing rooms.And there’s some rather intriguing presenters taking the stage including Avril Lavigne, Conor McGregor, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, 50 Cent, Hailey Bieber, Megan Fox and The Voice coach Rita Ora.2021 MTV VMAs WINNERS LISTVIDEO OF THE YEARCardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”DJ Khaled ft. Drake – “POPSTAR” (Starring Justin Bieber)Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More”Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits”Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”The Weeknd – “Save Your Tears” ARTIST OF THE YEARAriana GrandeDoja Cat Justin Bieber – WinnerMegan Thee Stallion Olivia RodrigoTaylor Swift SONG OF THE YEAR24kGoldn ft. iann dior – “Mood” Bruno Mars, Anderson. Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open” BTS – “Dynamite”Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”Dua Lipa – “Levitating”Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license” – WinnerBEST NEW ARTIST24kGoldn Giveon The Kid LAROI Olivia Rodrigo Polo G Saweetie PUSH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEARSeptember 2020: Wallows – “Are You Bored Yet?” October 2020: Ashnikko – “Daisy”November 2020: SAINt JHN – “Gorgeous” December 2020: 24kGoldn – “Coco”January 2021: JC Stewart – “Break My Heart”February 2021: Latto – “Sex Lies” March 2021: Madison Beer – “Selfish”April 2021: The Kid LAROI – “WITHOUT YOUMay 2021: Olivia Rodrigo – “drivers license” – WinnerJune 2021: girl in red “Serotonin”July 2021: Fousheé – “my slime”August 2021: jxdn – “Think About Me” BEST COLLABORATION24kGoldn ft. iann dior – “Mood”Cardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”Doja Cat ft. SZA – “Kiss Me More” – WinnerDrake ft. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later” Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – “Peaches” Miley Cyrus ft. Dua Lipa – “Prisoner”BEST GROUPBlackpinkBTS – WinnerCNCOFoo FightersJonas BrothersMaroon 5Silk SonicTwenty One PilotsBEST POPAriana Grande – “positions”Billie Eilish – “Therefore I Am”BTS – “Butter” Harry Styles – “Treat People With Kindness”Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon – “Peaches” – WinnerOlivia Rodrigo – “good 4 u” Shawn Mendes – “Wonder”Taylor Swift – “willow” BEST HIP-HOPCardi B ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”Drake ft. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”Lil Baby ft. Megan Thee Stallion – “On Me (remix)”Moneybagg Yo – “Said Sum”Polo G – “RAPSTAR”Travis Scott ft. Young Thug & M.I.A. – “FRANCHISE” – WinnerBEST ROCKEvanescence – “Use My Voice”Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame” John Mayer – “Last Train Home”The Killers – “My Own Soul’s Warning”Kings Of Leon – “The Bandit”Lenny Kravitz – “Raise Vibration” BEST ALTERNATIVEBleachers – “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”WILLOW ft. Travis Barker – “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” BEST LATINBad Bunny x Jhay Cortez – “Dákiti”Billie Eilish & ROSALÍA – “Lo Vas A Olvidar” Black Eyed Peas and Shakira – “GIRL LIKE ME” J. Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, Tainy – “UN DIA (ONE DAY)” Karol G – “Bichota” Maluma – “Hawái” BEST R&BBeyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, WizKid – “BROWN SKIN GIRL” Bruno Mars, Anderson. Paak, Silk Sonic – “Leave The Door Open” Chris Brown and Young Thug – “Go Crazy”Giveon – “HEARTBREAK ANNIVERSARY” H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown – “Come Through”SZA – “Good Days”BEST K-POP(G) I-DLE – “DUMDi DUMDi”BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez – “Ice Cream” BTS – “Butter” – BIGHIT MUSIC Monsta X – “Gambler” – WinnerSEVENTEEN – “Ready to love”TWICE – “Alcohol-Free” VIDEO FOR GOODBillie Eilish – “Your Power” – WinnerDemi Lovato – “Dancing With The Devil” H.E.R. – “Fight For You” Kane Brown – “Worldwide Beautiful” Lil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”Pharrell Williams ft. JAY-Z – “Entrepreneur” BEST DIRECTIONBillie Eilish – “Your Power” Directed by: Billie EilishDJ Khaled ft. Drake – “POPSTAR (Starring Justin Bieber)” Directed by: Julien Christian Lutz aka Director XLil Nas X – “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” Directed by: Lil Nas X and Tanu MuinoTaylor Swift – “willow” Directed by: Taylor SwiftTravis Scott ft. Young Thug & M. I. A – “Franchise” Directed by: Travis ScottTyler, The Creator – “LUMBERJACK” Directed by: Wolf Haley

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