Ahead of the show MGK tweeted a screenshot of a text message with Blackbear asking him if he is okay with him singing his verse of the song, which the rapper replied “of course brother, no doubt,” before congratulating him on all his ongoing success.
The singer went on to sing the popular tune himself alongside his full band, donning a pink, white and black plaid shirt, yellow and black nails and white Doc Martins. MGK shredded on his hot pink Tickets To My Downfall guitar.
“My Ex’s Best Friend” appear on the singer’s chart-topping pop-punk album, Tickets To My Downfall. During the show he also paid tribute to his late father and aunt with a performance of “Lonely,” which also appears on the aforementioned album.
The Office alum John Krasinski hosted the show, while Machine Gun Kelly performed during the two usual musical guest spots.
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