Machine Gun Kelly wore $30,000 in diamonds on her fingernails at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards
Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox closed the red carpet again at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. The couple made headlines at the awards show for several reasons, including Machine Gun Kelly’s $30,000 diamond manicure . Here are the details of the musician’s jaw-dropping look and emotional live performance.
Machine Gun Kelly rocked a $30,000 diamond manicure at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards
On May 15, Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox walked the 2022 Billboard Music Awards red carpet in matching black outfits. Fox wore a David Koma gown with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit, with rhinestone flowers trailing down the arms. Machine Gun Kelly matched her look in a Dolce & Gabbana suit covered in spikes and crystals.
The musician completed his look with a $30,000 diamond manicure. Her manicurist, Brittney Boyce (who is also the founder of Nails of LA), teamed up with Marrow Fine jewelry founder Jillian Sassone for the expensive design.
Boyce started the look with a color from Machine Gun Kelly’s brand of nail polish, UN/DN LAQR, using a black shade called “Depressionist.” Nail paint sells for $18/bottle. She added a gunmetal transfer sheet before setting each of the tiny diamonds, which were over 10 carats and ranged in size from 0.8 to 2.4mm. According to vanity loungethe manicure took 10 hours to create.
Sassone said after the awards are presented, the diamonds will be removed from the nails and recycled into a jewelry collection for charity. “Brittney will be dipping the nail diamonds after the Billboard Awards, and I’ll be creating 10 pieces for charity with the stones,” she explained. “The collection will be a mix of men’s and women’s signet rings and cigar bands, with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.”
Machine Gun Kelly owns a nail polish brand called UN/DN LAQR
A quirky manicurist is on the mark of Machine Gun Kelly, who launched her own brand of nail polish, UN/DN LAQR, in December 2021. The line is pronounced “Undone Lacquer” as a pun for doing nails, but also the concept that nail art is a form of expression and doesn’t have to be perfect. All of the brand’s polishes are vegan and cruelty-free.
In a Dec. 2 interview with W MagazineKelly said he hopes his no-gender product will encourage everyone, including men, to take time out for self-care.
“Self-care routines weren’t common the way I grew up and for the men I saw,” the musician said. “Self-care puts you in a position to go about your day, be confident, and hold your head up high.”
Machine Gun Kelly has shared an important self-care lesson he learned from his 12-year-old daughter, Casie. “I’ll ask my daughter, ‘Why are you wearing makeup today? We’re not going anywhere. And she’ll be like, ‘This is just what I want to look like. This is for me,'” Kelly said.
“And there’s a really amazing lesson to that because men almost never do things to be seen. And we don’t do things that put us in a position to be comfortable with ourselves. This line is like, ‘Hey, take these 30 minutes for yourself to just add to your vibe, whatever it is today.’
The musician gave a moving and vulnerable performance of his song “Twin Flame” at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards
Machine Gun Kelly’s $30,000 diamond manicure wasn’t the only thing from her 2022 Billboards Awards appearance that made headlines. The musician gave a raw and vulnerable rendition of his song “Twin Flame”, which he dedicated to his “wife” Megan Fox and their “unborn child”.
Fans have speculated since the song’s release that it was about her relationship with Fox and possibly a pregnancy loss, particularly due to the sad lyrics and heartbeat near the end of the track.
The scene was set with a Banyan tree, which is significant to the couple and is where the musician proposed to Fox. Machine Gun Kelly played the song’s intro on his guitar and said, “I wrote this song for my wife,” before launching into the lyrics.
After the first chorus, he said, “Happy birthday, my love.” And before the song ended, he announced, “And this is for our unborn child.”
On May 17, Fox posted a series of photos from the event on instagram and wrote in the caption: “Baby, so proud of you for giving such a vulnerable and emotional performance. You are magical💔🤍”
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