Machine Gun Kelly performs acapella cover of Spongebob Squarepants theme tune – and fans love it

Sandra Salathe
Thursday 06 May 2021 14:35
Singer Machine Gun Kelly performs in Times Square during New Year’s Eve celebration( GARY HERSHORN/AFP via Getty Images)

During a recent live performance in his hometown of Cleveland, Machine Gun Kelly surprised fans with an interesting choice of song.

On Saturday, the Ohio singer took time out of his 17-song set concert, to perform a rendition of the Spongebob Squarepants theme song.

Why the singer chose that particular song to perform is anyone’s guess.

MGK was performing during the NFL Draft‘s final round, and took time out of his concert to lead fans through an acapella version of the Nickelodeon series theme, followed by acoustic versions of ‘Forget Me Too’ and ‘Lonely.’

Supposedly the shift in song preference came after Machine Gun Kelly was pictured in a tweet wearing Spongebob socks.

The rapper’s latest album was released in September 2020, citing Kanye West and Prince as two of his inspirations. Come August, MGK will perform at Reading & Leeds festivals alongside headliners Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, Post Malone, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Queens Of The Stone Age.

After that, the rapper will embark on an extensive US tour will follow in September and October, as well as a homecoming gig at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in December.