The rapper was surprised with the award during an interview with his longtime friend and pre-show host, Travis Mills.
“This is crazy…. oh my god,” Machine Gun Kelly said in excitement.
“This is a big one dude, this is for the scene right here,” he continued. “Genres don’t matter no more, don’t let them box you in.”
He says that he is going to spray paint the award pink and showcase it in the coffee shop he just opened in his hometown of Cleveland, OH.
“Bloody Valentine” is a track from MGK’s forthcoming new pop-punk album, Tickets To My Downfall.
— MTV (@MTV) August 30, 2020
Machine Gun Kelly will be performing “My Ex’s Best Friend” with Blackbear and Travis Barker later in the pre-show.
The VMAs were filled with impressive performances including Chloe x Halle, Jack Harlow, Lewis Capaldi, Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, BTS, CNCO, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Maluma, The Weeknd and Tate McRae.
Hosted by Keke Palmer, The 2020 MTV VMAs air on Sunday, August 30th at 8PM ET/PT will broadcast across 11 ViacomCBS brands including BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV2, Nick at Nite, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1, as well as The CW, making it available to an expanded broadcast audience for the first time.