Machine Gun Kelly fans confused by his AMAs 2022 spiky suit

Machine Gun Kelly is looking sharp.

The “Emo Girl” rocker hit the AMAs 2022 red carpet Sunday wearing a dangerous-looking purple Dolce & Gabbana suit completely covered in metal spikes — and it wasn’t long before fans on social media started poking fun at his ensemble.

“Why is MGK dressed as a sea urchin,” one person tweeted, while others compared him to the COVID-19 virus, a pincushion and a dog in a coyote vest.

Multiple fans were concerned about how Megan’s Fox’s fiancé would be able to take his seat inside the Microsoft Theater.

“okay colson this is dope af, but serious question, how do you sit?” one asked.

“but who will dare to sit beside him?” another pointed out


Once viewers realized MGK had been seated beside music legend Lionel Richie, the barbs continued.

“Poor Lionel Richie trying not to get impaled, on live TV,” one tweeted along with a shot of the “Hello” hitmaker during the telecast, while another wrote, “One wrong move and Lionel Richie is done for.”

MGK himself even joked about the look; during his acceptance speech

for Favorite Rock Artist, he quipped, “This s—t is really uncomfortable to pee in.”

Machine Gun Kelly at the 2022 AMAs.
He joked that it was hard to pee in his outfit.
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Elsewhere during his expletive-filled speech, MGK called out those who’ve labeled him a “tourist” in the rock world.

“There are people who called me a tourist … I’m a rocket man. I’m in all genres,” he said, before being bleeped out.

At least nobody lost an eye.