How Machine Gun Kelly Got Those Insanely Long, Studded Acrylic Nails
Nails, chains and piercings, oh my! Kelly machine gunThe manicure game has officially taken it to a whole new level – and the internet is absolutely, utterly, 100% freaked out.
The 31-year-old rocker performed at the IHeartRadio Music Prize 2021 Thursday, May 27, with his girlfriend Megan Fox. And while their coordinated couple style is cute and all, it was the ‘Bloody Valentine’ singer’s incredibly long acrylic nails that deserved all the attention.
Matching her Smith and Cult nail polish to the 35-year-old actress’ Mach and Mach pink satin jumpsuit, Kelly played with a mix of nails, foil, and silver chains straight across her nails.
To get the job done, he turned to the manicurist Brittney boyce, who created five distinctly different but equally wild acrylics.
From her pink thumbnail adorned with silver studs and her black painted index finger draped in chains to a snakeskin-inspired pinky finger, the “My Ex’s Best Friend” singer’s manicure was the most memorable fashion statement. on the red carpet.
Obviously, people on social media had a lot to say. At first, people weren’t sure if the larger-than-life manicure was really real. “So I saw a picture with Machine Gun Kelly in acrylic nails… was it photoshop or real,” one user wrote.
Once it was confirmed that the studded manicure was actually very real, the Twitterverse exploded.
One fan mentioned that “Kelly’s nails remind me of Edward Scissorhands”. They also took the opportunity to resurface an October 2020 tweet from the singer. At the time, Kelly wrote, “I want to play Edward Scissorhands if they do a remake.”
Others found themselves completely bewildered by the length of it all, as each acrylic measured over three inches.
One person asked: “I was wondering how Billie Eilish wore those long fingernails and now I’m asking Machine Gun Kelly. Like what?”
This isn’t the first time the singer has made waves on the red carpet for her interesting beauty looks. At the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, the star decided to paint her tongue black.
He took to Instagram before the event to show his tongue was painted with a cotton swab. “Special accessory for tonight,” he captioned the short video.
Of course, one black tongue is enough to drive Twitter crazy on its own, but when Fox licked the paint with his own tongue – people naturally lost.
“Nothing says fully vaccinated like doing with a black tongue,” one person wrote. Another added: “Can someone explain to me why Machine Gun Kelly dyed her tongue black, what is it?”