Why Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox Skipped MTV VMAs 2022

Machine Gun Kelly may have an MTV VMA nomination, but the singer and his fiancée Megan Fox opted not to make the trip over to Newark, New Jersey to attend tonight’s show. Kelly is just up for one category, Best Alternative Song, for his collaboration with Willow, “emo girl.” It’s understandable, given the limited nominations, why Kelly chose to stay put.

Their absence means the couple won’t be showcasing any new award show ensemble together. The two have always stood out for their great coordinated outfits. Fox spoke to Vogue earlier this year about how her style changed after meeting Kelly.

“Before it wasn’t something I was focused on or thought about,” she started. “Because as an actress I had been classified or put in the category of being a sex symbol. And publicists come in and they bring in a stylist and it’s all about dressing more seriously, so that the world will take you more seriously as an actor. But they weren’t dressing me the way in which I liked to express myself. So I kind of gave up on fashion. I was like, I don’t fucking care, whatever you put me in because I’m not going to like it anyway.

“Until I met him,” she continued. “Musicians have so much freedom to express themselves in the way that they dress. They can be so much more flamboyant than actors usually can. Prior to being famous everyone who knew me always knew that I would always wear one really insane piece, and everybody would be like, ‘you dress weird.’ And it wasn’t until I was molded and had to dress one way that I gave up on that. And being with him, obviously, he’s slightly eccentric in the way that he dresses—and that has freed me up to express myself more. And he helped hook me up with Maeve Reilly, my stylist.”