Conor McGregor loves a celeb selfie just as much as the rest of us. Aside from the usual glitz and glamour of red carpets, the VMAs pre-show got a little more heated than usual, and not by way of provocative outfits. According to People, McGregor requested to take a photo with Machine Gun Kelly. But after his team denied it, the MMA fighter lashed out at him. Photos and videos show McGregor lunge toward Kelly and shout as security guards held him back.
Meanwhile, Kelly’s girlfriend, Megan Fox, was pulled away from the situation. Despite McGregor looking like the instigator, TMZ says it was Kelly who began “physical confrontation” as he reportedly pushed McGregor after the photo request. McGregor, who spilled his drink in the process, then reportedly threw the remainder of it at the 31-year-old.
Sources told Page Six that the pair “had to be pulled apart” after “Conor went for him again.” While it would seem the paparazzi would love the real-life drama, insiders claimed that photographers “weren’t happy” and were “saying they were going to boycott Conor because they were worried MGK and Megan wouldn’t walk.” Fortunately, they did, and Kelly also composed himself for his performance of “Papercuts.” It’s unclear why Kelly rejected the photo, given he’s attended McGregor’s fights before. When asked to comment on it during a Variety interview, he declined. Fox instead responded, saying the couple was “not allowed” to comment.