Conor McGregor was allegedly involved in an altercation with musician Machine Gun Kelly on the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards in New York.
The incident took place on Sunday before the event kicked off. One video clip that surfaced on social media shows McGregor and MGK, whose real name is Colson Baker, appear to exchange heated words. McGregor then lunges towards MGK but security intervenes, separating the pair before a physical confrontation can occur. In the clip, security is seen escorting MGK and his girlfriend Megan Fox away. Another video shows McGregor throwing his drink towards the pair.
Eyewitnesses speaking with Entertainment Tonight claim that MGK and Fox refused to pose for photos and only returned once McGregor had left. TMZ reported that McGregor stuck out his hand and walked up to the singer, who said something inaudible to witnesses. His security then allegedly pushed McGregor away.
The former two-division UFC champion later told ET that "absolutely nothing" happened between them.
"Absolutely nothing. I don't know. He showed up, and I don't know. I don't know the guy," McGregor said.
"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."
Ja Rule shared what he had heard about the incident with ET.
"I heard there was a fight with Machine Gun and Conor McGregor just over there about 10 minutes ago," he said. "That's what I heard over there, I'm just relaying the message."
He added, "I got the tea early."
MGK meanwhile went on to win MTV's Best Alternative video for his clip for "My Ex's Best Friend (feat. Blackbear)."
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