Machine Gun Kelly Performs "papercuts" | 2021 VMAs | MTV

Machine Gun Kelly performs "papercuts" at the 2021 VMAs.

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The Fold
The Fold:
2:14 MTV hasn't been worth much in the past two decades, but this 3rd verse may actually be worth ALL OF THE RIDICULOUSNESS RE-RUNS WE'VE ENDURED
Azario Kellman
Azario Kellman:
The irony in mcgregor trying to fight him caused his set to be delayed and then he ended up closing the show is something else.
Vítor Alves Music
Vítor Alves Music:
He should have put that rap part in the actual song, it would be so cool if the new album sounds like a mix of rock and rap
Omar vela pérez
Omar vela pérez:
A straight guy who is not afraid of giving a GOOD PERFORMANCE. Clothes+Scenario+The head piece+Visuals, go boy give us everything!!
This isn’t and love race are amazing. He’s bringing back a genre of music that died in the 2000s.
Nicholas Light TV
Nicholas Light TV:
They wanted them, but they got us. Decade in a making. Congrats king
Nae Kels
Nae Kels:
The rap verse. I’m touched. So proud of him for pushing to every limit they tried to stop him from getting to! Message heard. And received ❤️
Maturity is beautiful in music. The fact he’s got the greatest drummer on the planet backing him shows he believes in him too. I started playing Guitar last November and I was always a big Hip Hop head and made beats too so I can relate to the effect the guitar has on you.
Tommy Roel Roel
Tommy Roel Roel:
"but this song is for my dead father " its also for his aunt, so man I cried when he said that. I lost my uncle who was like a second dad to me 6 years ago and it still hurts man. I dont want pity for from anyone or for anything. but this hits home. really incredible performance
Love this song! Have always loved MGK! Love how he is evolving and trying a new a new sound. Its working for him..
Lenny Aviles
Lenny Aviles:
This genre really suits him tbh.
This dude has grown so much. From the most hated rapper to one of the best artists this year and many to come!
Cara Moffett
Cara Moffett:
Legit, MGK’s videos of performing live is much more passionate, intense, and enjoyable than his official music videos.

Side note: His music has saved me from feeling so alone in how I feel in this messed up, corrupted world. So thanks, Kellz. You’re a frikkin legend and always will be.
To us who felt like we were there but were watching it on tv 😭❤he brought hype...felt so alive
Thomas B
Thomas B:
Has a lot of haters, means he’s killin it
Watching MGK grow has been a crazy ride
Edgar Jauregui
Edgar Jauregui:
Idc what anyone says... MGK is a Legend and deserves his flowers 💯 one of my favorite artists 🔥
Bravo 4 Adventure
Bravo 4 Adventure:
Wow. That was a rock song! Giving this Gen X'er some hope!
Shannon Lester
Shannon Lester:
This guy has changed the type of stuff I listen to. It started when tickets to my downfall came out. I wish more people were making this stuff. Something about it hits me differently or sounds more real I suppose? whatever type of music it is. I hope others continue to make this sort of stuff.It has a lot of energy to it. Any artists or bands that sound similar?
Daniel Skora
Daniel Skora:
"What do you do for a living?" "Well, recently, I was a dancing flower in a small mosh pit."
Ivy Hnin
Ivy Hnin:
I appreciate how Kells switches it up every performance. A new verse, an extra guitar solo, a new key... really makes every single performance unique and special.
Andrew Helliwell
Andrew Helliwell:
This was the funniest live performance I've seen in a long time. Just....laughable
sephiroth11041 X
sephiroth11041 X:
This rock rap mix is amazing! I love how he expresses himself unapologetically and doesn't do what todays society expects from a man. I love his recent style, he's become a fashion statement, inspiration, and symbol.
Alan Zomuankima
Alan Zomuankima:
He is the most overhated and underrated him💯💯
BloodBank JiuJitsu
BloodBank JiuJitsu:
Just happy to see Travis still doing his thing 🤟🏼
Cassandra Cole
Cassandra Cole:
The “ima genius could’ve made Donda, but this song is for my dead father.” Line absolutely got me. I’ve died.
Been a fan since 2017, This mans been evolving ever since (and even b4) the Bloom era, love how diverse he is, That rap verse took me back to the old kells. Weather it's his new or old sound tho, hes still goated!
This reminds me of the 90's! That was the BEST time in music.
t raci
t raci:
this is the song we all needed rn
Andrew Binkley
Andrew Binkley:
I remember 11 years ago telling my friends you were gonna be the biggest thing ever. All these years later, and all the artist that have come and gone, and here you are one of the biggest music stars in the world. I think all the day ones knew it would happen, just took a little time.
Jay Furlan
Jay Furlan:
Lyrics for the rap part:

I spent a lot of nights thinking i might go to sleep and never wake up
I spend a lot of money on these therapy sessions
Even though I'm not showing up
I spend a lot of time healing my mind and my heart
But I still put these drugs in my gut
Me and my girl were just screaming at each other
Right before we both got out of the truck
I've got some demons inside
I'm tryna free up inside
Im from the Cleveland East Side
Where the boy that was just starving with you
Now might try to eat you alive, yeah
Y'all said that I switched genres
I saw the limit and then took it farther
I am a genius , could’ve made donda
But this song is for my dead father, uh
Taryn Morvillo
Taryn Morvillo:
Was 99% sure "papercuts' invoked Kurt Cobain. This performance - cherubs, mob, smashed 🎸- was a beautiful tribute AND a stand-alone knockout! Only Respect & 💕 to Kells & Travis🖤🖤🖤
Afrin Jahan
Afrin Jahan:
Adding this rap verse was a indirect slap to everyone who thinks he cant rap
And im so glad he did it in VMA
Shout out to my boi
Stephan Mojica
Stephan Mojica:
I remember being 12 listening to his lace up mixtapes. Glad he never stopped the grind man. True inspiration Fr💯
Katherine Kluver
Katherine Kluver:
That rap verse gave me chills.
They fact he performed a song that says “they wanted them, but they got us” whenever he wasn’t supposed to close the show just fits so perfectly 🤟🎸
patrick abbott
patrick abbott:
Almost a grunge type energy. Sick.
I gotta say, I’m not big on his music, but this is a good performance. Exciting, powerful, loud and flashy. Well done.
Mary Sherlock
Mary Sherlock:
I’ve been obsessed with this song lately but wasn’t a huge fan when it first dropped . 😩
Love seeing people hating on a dude who’s comfortable in his own skin and trying new sounds while succeeding at it😂😂 Lace up 🤟
Josephine Chang
Josephine Chang:
He rocks in no matter what genres, can’t see why there’s so many haters out there. He’s a gem.
Gabriel Oliveira Glória
Gabriel Oliveira Glória:

I really wanna a collab between him and Bring Me The Horizon!
Classic pop punk that i can admit enjoyed alot. Can see blinks influence ALOT in my opinion especially the start, well done lads
The way he literally smashes the guitar at the end oh my lord what a legend
Yumy Apple
Yumy Apple:
2:14 chills
P F:
This rap part is everything🥺 love him
Baby Sierra
Baby Sierra:
"ya'll said I switched genres" LMAO go off!!
*Lo* Duke 390
*Lo* Duke 390:
I love seeing Mod jamming the f#@k out on the side ♥️. I'm so very happy for Colson. He has always been an amazing writer and even better performer. Glad the world is getting to see what most of us have known. He just wants to be respected for his talent and artistry, he deserves this. Congrats Col 👏 👏 EST.
Moony Moonchild
Moony Moonchild:
This performance was so perfect and aesthetic, and this rap part just great
Nicole Coldren
Nicole Coldren:
That man would be so proud of his son! I'm sure he's beaming in heaven.
Sara Bobo
Sara Bobo:
I was surprised he closed. I was thinking it would be a throwback collab of some sort for the anniversary. Colson said in his Seth Meyers interview after the show that he wasn't supposed to be the closing act and that what happened backstage could be a documentary. I'm really intrigued now.
Dope Cat
Dope Cat:
He has five band members plus himself on guitar makes six, so three guys on guitar all together, one on bass, one keyboard player and Travis on drums for a song that could be played by three people tops. Lmao.
Waldo Warehouse, LLC
Waldo Warehouse, LLC:
I’m so glad punk music is coming back
Lyrics for the rap part real! other guy has missed few words 2:12

I spent a lot of nights thinking i might go to sleep and then never wake up
I spend a lot of money on these therapy sessions
Even though I'm not showing up
I spend a lot of money on my heart and my head
But I still feel my heart in my gut
Me and my girl were just screaming at each other
Right before we both got out of the truck

I've got some demons inside
I'm tryna free em' inside
Came up from Cleveland, East Side
With a boy you were just starving with you might try to eat you alive, yeah
Y'all said that I switched genres
I saw the limit and then took it farther
I am a genius , could've made donda
But this song is for my dead father, uh

ur welcome :)
mark t
mark t:
I've played this song over and over. He did a great job here
Aisha Healy
Aisha Healy:
He waited for this so long :,) so proud of him.
CJ Gonzalez
CJ Gonzalez:
Love you Kells this is what us day ones needed. Till the wheels fall off
Emmie Daryn
Emmie Daryn:
omg he must have seen phoebe’s SNL performance, since she invented smashing your guitar 🥵
we need this papercuts rap verse on spotify
JP 22
JP 22:
God I miss his rapping.... Breaking news, Halo and letter to my fans were some of my favorite tracks by him. Can't even get one of his best mixtapes on Spotify....
Dont know this guy, but the perfomance, the rap part and the outfit is amazing!!!
Adil Akhtar
Adil Akhtar:
That guitar went to heaven
Last Rock band i listened to was Fall Out Boys 6 years ago and im finally back to this genre because of Ticket to my down fall. Looking forward to he's future album.
Madison Martin
Madison Martin:
This rapping HYPED ME UP!! I HAVE missed his rapping and hearing him rap made me HAPPY.
Bringing back rock grunnge punk my dude good job
Evil Pussywillow
Evil Pussywillow:
Wow, I’m an old lady and I love this song. Kind of 80’s underground sound
juan diego porras murcia
juan diego porras murcia:
El rapasito del final le dio el toque perfecto a la cancion 🤏
Mila :
Someone else saw Mod Sun gone crazy on the side of the stage? !!! His green hair fluttering !! I love that friendship !!! 🔥❤️🤘🏻☠️😈🔥❤️
Chris Oliveira
Chris Oliveira:
Dude is saving a genre.
The Comic Guru
The Comic Guru:
That third verse was amazing. Your dad would be proud mgk 🕊
Maria Tobin
Maria Tobin:
I'm 54 and a fan of MGK. That says alot .
Pent Up Pentatonics
Pent Up Pentatonics:
I see a lot of people commenting on the Kurt Cobain similarities but musically, the song is much closer to the Pixies. I did a mashup here if you're curious:
Johan Costa
Johan Costa:
This should be actually appreciated cz man got something at the beginning of the event and fucked up the whole situation but he was never showed it even when collecting the award and in this performance. Man got an unbelievable energy. Much live mgk
literally best live performer ever 🔥
josh watts
josh watts:
I truly wanted to dislike this dude. But in interviews he seems to really be taking a back and enjoying himself. Even though I wasn't much impressed with this performance vocal wise. Everything else seems to set in pretty well.
Payton Van Winkle
Payton Van Winkle:
Bruh, those had to be the sickest dancing flowers I ever done scene.
Mirko Vladislav
Mirko Vladislav:
so no one is talking about Travis‘s „Solo“ at the end?👀🙌🏽🥵🌟🔥
Crystal Sue
Crystal Sue:
I love how unbothered he was after Connor McGregor had a hissy fit lol
Multi.vid. edits
Multi.vid. edits:
The added rap part in the end made it even more legendary !!
Emmy Reymundo
Emmy Reymundo:
Barley noticed Trav start to throw his drums at the end too 😂😂😂
Joshua Coldwater
Joshua Coldwater:
MGK you are a king sir, live happily with your queen. By the way- amazing lyrics and timing- love it, love the visual.
Candice Williams
Candice Williams:
I know that’s right!! Put on for our city Kels!!! You did an amazing job and I love this song!!!! #CLE
awazi Tv
awazi Tv:
To think this was his first vmas performance. Everything about it was fire. Dream it, speak it and watch it happen 🙌🏽
Love him more in punk rock than I ever did in rap!!!
Alyssa Waker-Gurnell
Alyssa Waker-Gurnell:
I'm so happy for MGK.
BDZ_homie Ntwana yaseZilalini
BDZ_homie Ntwana yaseZilalini:
"I'm a genius I could've made DONDA but this song is for my dead father"
A Roberson
A Roberson:
Very interesting to see artists musical transitions.
Justin Anderson
Justin Anderson:
They could have showed Travis a little more, but still an amazing performance
He's almost good enough for late 90s early 2000s.
Skyla S.
Skyla S.:
wow this is an amazing song! great performance
Desiree Mendoza
Desiree Mendoza:
Anyways Travis has always had the real talent!!! He always been a badass
Jstew Productions
Jstew Productions:
To think the first time seeing my guy live was Warped tour 2011-2012 performing wild boy, Man what a long strange trip it's been.
Probably one of the best performances i seen on the vmas in years. I remember when generes used to cross over with eachother for the vmas. He brought the whole package.
Directioner/Zquad Argentina
Directioner/Zquad Argentina:
Esta performance se lleva el puesto 1 🔥🔥🔥
Iris Iris
Iris Iris:
OOOOOOOkaaaay, but I need to have a spotify version with that rap "bridge"
bxx y ed v uKiesha Upshaw
bxx y ed v uKiesha Upshaw:
This touched me … this is not just a song for him… this is his therapy…
HmongFightLand G!!
HmongFightLand G!!:
If it wasnt for ememin ending his rap career. This new him wouldn't have happened. Facts
The rap part is extraordinary. Too good too good
I actually really enjoyed this performance. Bravo 🔥🔥🔥
K Gaspar
K Gaspar:
Damn. Everything about this performance was just HOT 🥵.