Fans might be surprised to learn that Machine Gun Kelly is a fan of the Backstreet Boys. He even went to their house In the millennium tour in the late ’90s. Though things didn’t go as planned for the reigning prince of pop-punk. Machine Gun Kelly opened up about his experience during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Clarkson then showed the clip to the Backstreet Boys, who had a hilarious response.
Machine Gun Kelly admits he loved boy bands growing up
Machine Gun Kelly made a startling confession during an interview with Kelly Clarkson. When Clarkson asked, “What kind of music were you into growing up?” he replied, “I kinda liked the boy bands.” He added that in 2nd grade, he would show off his boyband moves at school. Machine Gun Kelly, born Colson Baker, said “the songs still hold up”.
Unfortunately, his first experience at a boy band concert didn’t go as planned. The 31-year-old went to see the Backstreet Boys In the millennium tour in the late 90s. The excitement proved too much for him. He told Clarkson, “I went to a Backstreet Boys concert and threw up on the first song because the girls were so loud, they were screaming so loudly,” he recalled.
The ‘My Bloody Valentine’ singer isn’t sure why he got sick, “I don’t know how it equates to throwing up, but I know it happened.” He described the moment before the vomiting: “They came across these hoverboards, and everyone was going so crazy.”
He had to leave the gig after falling ill, so he couldn’t attend the Backstreet Boys tour he was looking forward to.
The Backstreet Boys respond, ‘luckily we hadn’t started singing yet.’
During a recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson Showthe Backstreet Boys were invited to promote their next DNA to visit. Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean were thrilled when Clarkson mentioned Machine Gun Kelly as a fan.
She then showed the members the clip of the “Emo Girl” singer telling her story of falling ill at the Backstreet Boys concert. The always witty McLean replied, “Luckily we hadn’t started singing yet.” He continued, “So that’s not why he threw up, so that’s a good thing. That’s a good thing.”
Clarkson went on to describe the energy at a boy band concert, saying it was a “different ball game” and described the “different frequency” of cheering that accompanies boy band fandom.
The iconic boyband is ready to go on tour after not performing in front of fans due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. McLean shared with Clarkson, “It’s a different kind of energy, and we thrive on that energy, you know?”
Backstreet Boys wives say, “You need to get back to work”
Backstreet Boys aren’t the only ones excited for the tour to begin. McLean added: “I mean, don’t get me wrong, our kids were so happy we were home for the last two years, but… our wives were like, ‘You need to get back to work. Please go back to work.
Carter thinks it’s important to share their music with the world, “I feel like now, especially with the way everything is in the world, entertainment is so needed right now. For example, our work is so important to divert people’s attention from what’s going on, you know?”
street boys DNA The tour kicked off in Las Vegas last weekend. Fans can find ticket and date information on the band’s official website. Maybe Machine Gun Kelly should try revisiting the Backstreet Boys. At this point in his career, he should be used to shouting from the fans.
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