Conor McGregor Calls MGK A ‘Vanilla Boy Rapper’ And Brings Megan Fox Into The Mix

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  • Conor McGregor, walking with a cane at the VMAs, became unhinged on the red carpet after an altercation with Machine Gun Kelly.
  • After it was initially reported that MGK denied McGregor’s photo request, an allegation Conor’s team denied, questions about the impetus of the beef still remain.
  • McGregor told Entertainment Tonight that he doesn’t know the Cleveland rapper outside of his link to Megan Fox.

Can someone tell me what it is about Machine Gun Kelly that entices people who are out of his league to mess with him?

First, he baited Eminem, arguably the greatest rapper of all-time, into a diss track war. Then, he scored “The Sexiest Woman In The World.” Now, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight double-champion is on VMA red carpets looking like an unhinged fool.

TMZ initially reported that Conor asked MGK, who is a huge MMA fan and attended Conor’s last fight, for a photo, which Kelly denied. McGregor’s reps subsequently issued a statement claiming Conor “did not ask anyone for a picture, nor did he instigate this incident.”

Following the incident, McGregor told Entertainment Tonight that he doesn’t “know the guy,” before calling him a “vanilla boy rapper.”


“Nothing happened with me, I only fight real fighters, people that actually fight, you know what I mean,” he continued. “I certainly don’t fight little vanilla boy rappers. I don’t even know the guy. I don’t know anything about him, except that he’s with Megan Fox.”

Alternative opinion: McGregor’s lost 3 of his last 4 fights, is hobbling around on a cane at the VMAs, and still manages to trend worldwide and become the biggest news story of an event celebrating music, which he has zero experience with.

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