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Machine Gun Kelly and Conor McGregor get into a fight on the VMAs red carpet

Machine Gun Kelly and Conor McGregor
(Image credit: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic, Theo Wargo/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)

Love 'em or hate 'em, celebrity A-listers know how to grab a good headline. Be it their over-inflated egos or diva-like tendencies, you can usually expect some sort of attention-grabbing hijinks when they're given the spotlight at a star-studded industry event. 

Step in boxer Conor McGregor and rock-rapper Machine Gun Kelly, who butted heads at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday (September 12) over an alleged social dispute.

Allegedly, McGregor asked Kelly if they could take a selfie together, but was declined. The interaction reportedly led to the rapper shoving McGregor, who fell back and spilled his drink. The boxer then proceeded to lob what remained of his beverage in the direction of Kelly as one final stab at putting him in his place.

Before things got too physical, however, security was seen stepping in ready to separate them.

“[McGregor] was ready to throw fists,” a source told Page Six. “Security was having trouble holding him back.”

A rep for McGregor has denied that the pair's confrontation got physical, and stated that “Conor only fights fighters.” Oh dear.

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Liz Scarlett
Liz Scarlett

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.