Machine Gun Kelly storms away from Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle in excruciating ‘most awkward interview EVER’ at the Brazilian Grand Prix
Machine Gun Kelly left fans cringing after storming away from Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle during an excruciatingly awkward interview at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
The American rapper, 33, also known as Colson Baker, was stopped by the racing driver-turned-broadcaster for a gridwalk interview before Sunday’s race.
The unlikely duo engaged in conversation for a two-minute chat filled with awkward pauses, leading to MGK eventually storming away from an embarrassed Brundle, 64.
The pair did not gel from the start, but things took a turn for the worse after MGK initiated a live ‘air guitar and piano’ session with the straight-laced broadcaster.
The cringe-worthy clip led to fans branding the moment the ‘most awkward interview ever’.
Cringe: Machine Gun Kelly left fans cringing after storming away from Sky Sports’ Martin Brundle during an excruciatingly awkward interview at the Brazilian Grand Prix
Awkward: The pair did not gel from the start, but things took a turn for the worse after MGK encouraged a ‘live air guitar and piano’ session with the straight-laced broadcaster
The chat initially seemed to go smoothly, as the musician said he was ‘honoured’ to be attending the race, which was eventually won by Max Verstappen.
The first hints of awkwardness came when he reached over to fiddle with the broadcaster’s pin, with Brundle explaining: ‘… That’s a poppy.’
They soon hit another hurdle when Brundle asked: ‘What’s going on with your career at the moment?’
Machine Gun Kelly unhelpfully responded with: ‘My career… I don’t think about my career. I don’t think about it,’ effectively ending the line of conversation.
Clearly stumped, Brundle responded: ‘Well good luck with it, whatever you do.’
After picking up the pace a little with some chat about F1 and music, the worst was yet to come after MGK initiated a live ‘air guitar and piano’ session with the former driver.
He said: ‘Can you give me your best air guitar?’
But his interviewer was clearly embarrassed and said: ‘No there’s millions [of people watching]. You do it!
Cringe: Fans did not hold back as they took to social media after watching the clip
Team: Kelly said he was ‘honoured’ to attend the race on Sunday (pictured with the Red Bull racing team)
Support: Max Verstappen went on to win the race – Machine Gun Kelly is pictured with team principal Christian Horner
‘Uh no, I can’t. I learnt the piano once and I learnt the middle C and that was about it.’
Kelly, however, was determined not to give up. He continued: ‘Give me your best air piano!
‘Let’s do an air guitar and air piano collaboration right no! Come on! 3, 2, 1… I need keys I need keys!’
But a flustered and panicked Brundle made his excuses: ‘I can’t do it! I probably need to get on as there’s some people I need to see.’
Left furious by his lack of participation, MGK gave the camera a thumbs down and stormed away, shaking his head.
Martin scurried off in the other direction, telling the camera: ‘Something tells me I won’t be on his Christmas card list this year.’
After watching the excruciating clip, fans did not hold back as they took to social media.
One called it: ‘THE MOST awkwaaarrd interview EVEEEEERRRRR’, while another said: ‘Classic cringe’.
A third said: ‘That was properly awkward ! I don’t think it was Martin either !’
It is not the first time poor Brundle has been left in a sticky situation by an A-list celebrity.
In July, Cara Delevingne gave him short shrift when he approached her with a Sky Sports F1 microphone.
Awkward again: It comes after an equally awkward moment with Cara Delevingne in July
In the clip, with the Red Arrows roaring above, Brundle spots Delevingne nearby but is quickly told by an apparent security aide that ‘she doesn’t want to talk’.
Unperturbed, the racer-turned-broadcaster is clearly keen to get his chat anyway, saying: ‘That’s the deal now, everybody talks on the grid.
As he moves closer to try and make the interview happen, Delevingne’s face turns to a grimace but he blusters on, saying: ‘Can we have a quick chat at Sky F1? Good to see you on the grid.’
The supermodel, wearing a black trouser suit with a matching bra underneath and a black baseball cap, gives a curt ‘no’, shaking her head, before repeating ‘no’.
Clearly frustrated, Brundle tells her: ‘The deal is everybody has to speak on the grid…’
She responds, not making eye contact and looking away, saying: ‘I can’t hear anything, sorry.’
Unimpressed, Brundle replies with more than a hint of sarcasm, telling viewers: ‘Okay, well, I’m sure it would have been extremely interesting’ at which point the model offered a thumb’s up to the camera.
Many of those watching the clip were outraged by her response to Brundle, although some said she had the right to say no to being interviewed on camera.
One wrote: ‘This man deserves more respect by celebrities. Why show up to F1 if you don’t want to be spoken to?’
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