Machine Gun Kelly Reflects On Pete Davidson's Engagement To Ariana Grande

By Hayden Brooks

September 24, 2020

It's no secret that Machine Gun Kelly and Pete Davidson are best friends, so it goes without saying that the former had some thoughts after the comedian became engaged to Ariana Grande in 2018.

On Wednesday (September 23), the rapper appeared on The Howard Stern Show to reflect on their whirlwind engagement. "I remember when like the Ari thing happened, I just looked at Pete and I was like, 'Man, the average American dude is very proud,'" he recalled, adding that he was surprised of Davidson's instant celebrity stature once he proposed to her after only a few weeks of dating. "He was just like a symbol of hope, because he was one of the boys. Just one of the guys in the basement."

Afterward, MGK spoke about the Saturday Night Live star's affiliation with the phrase: "big d**k energy." "I was around for the whole creation of that term,” he told Stern. “That was an interesting time. That was kind of when I was crashing at their [Pete and Ariana’s] apartment in New York, when they were together. We would step on the streets and everyone would [look at him]."

MGK, who is currently dating Megan Fox, also recalled his closeness to Davidson after the two met on the set of Wild 'N Out in 2013. "I don’t have any siblings, you know, so when you see someone, like, Pete [has issues], that’s like my little brother [and] he’s like my best friend, too, but also like a little brother," he said in reference to the actor’s 2020 rehab stay, which he helped facilitate.

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