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Machine Gun Kelly Paints Tongue Black For Billboard Awards

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Machine Gun Kelly Paints Tongue Black For Billboard Awards

Machine Gun Kelly has painted his tongue black for the Billboard awards - as you do. Watch him do it below:

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The musician documented his transformation on Instagram, posting a video showing him applying some sort of dye or paint to his tongue with a cotton bud.

As with many of MGK's actions, we're not exactly sure why he did it, but the black tongue for the red carpet is certainly a 'look'.

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He could be seen posing with girlfriend Megan Fox prior to his trip to the Billboards, at which the 31-year-old took home awards for Top Rock Album and Top Rock Artist.

Credit: Instagram/Machine Gun Kelly
Credit: Instagram/Machine Gun Kelly
Credit: Rich Fury/Getty Images for dcp
Credit: Rich Fury/Getty Images for dcp

He was also nominated for Top Rock Song, but lost out to AJR's 'Bang!'.

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MGK, whose real name is Colson Baker, is no stranger to making bold statements with his body - not least his plethora of tattoos.

His most recent one was a bit gruesome, to say the least.

The new tat is down the middle of the front of the American rapper's neck, and looks like a bleeding slit in the skin.

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He then shared a video on his story, with the text: "Here it is. It's my birthday week, love y'all."

Previously, he revealed he wears a drop of his girlfriend Megan Fox's blood on a pendant around his neck.

On Valentine's Day, the artist - real name Colson Baker - shared a photo of himself alongside Fox.

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He wrote: "I wear your blood around my neck."

For her part, Fox shared a photo collage of Kelly, with the caption: "There goes my heart/ manifest outside of my body/ draped in the towering silhouette of a most unusually handsome boy.

"Magical and haunted/ kinetic and tortured/ ethereal and dangerous/ cosmic lawless eternal creative genius/ the journey will likely be perilous/ but there is no destination without him.

"Happy valentine's day rehab barbie."

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How sweet, I think.

Oddly enough, Kelly and Fox aren't the first celebrity couple who have been known to wear blood around their necks as a token of their love.

Famously, Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie used to wear necklaces with a droplet of blood contained within them as they walked down the red carpet.

Featured Image Credit: Rich Fury/Getty Images for dcp

Topics: Celebrity, machine gun kelly

Amelia Ward
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