Machine Gun Kelly turned red carpet Grammys interview into a therapy session

Machine Gun Kelly turned red carpet Grammys interview into a therapy session
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Things got unexpectedly deep between Machine Gun Kelly and Laverne Cox on the red carpet of the Grammy’s.

Sunday night, Cox, 50, interviewed MGK, 32, as his album, Mainstream Sellout, was up for Best Rock Album.

The rapper-turned-pop-punk artist ultimately lost to Ozzy Osbourne this year, but of course, Cox still had to ask MGK, whose real name is Colson Baker, how he felt.

But rather than sum up his experience with one word, the rapper decided to share how he really felt and he held nothing back.

"I didn't take the category home and I always feel like I always ask for that lesson," MGK said visibly nervous.

He added, "I feel like I lacked self love and was valuing myself so much on career accomplishments that I needed this."

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Cox added to MGK's thoughtful answer by sharing how she related to the feeling of needing external validation to feel internally validated.

MGK agreed but added that, "when the art is yours, you already won."

The rapper and singer has publicly spoken about his mental health before. Many people praised MGK for opening up about his mentality and being honest with Cox.

However, others found the deep conversation slightly uncomfortable to watch and thought MGK should have waited to have that conversation somewhere else.

People on Twitter shared their criticisms.

Some defended MGK, saying he was unfairly criticised.

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