Machine Gun Kelly
Machine Gun Kelly is pictured attending IGA X BET Awards Party on June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. Cassidy Sparrow/Getty Images


  • Machine Gun Kelly spent $210,000 on overtime during his homecoming concert in Cleveland
  • The 32-year-old platinum recording artist ziplined across the stadium during the show
  • Kelly performed before 41,000 fans in the FirstEnergy Stadium as part of his tour 

Platinum recording artist Machine Gun Kelly proudly claimed he was "rich, b—ch" during his homecoming concert in Cleveland last week after spending about $210,000 to extend the show for fans.

While the 32-year-old musician was performing at the FirstEnergy Stadium in the later part of the concert, he was apparently "being told" through his earpiece that for every 10 minutes of "running late," he would be fined $70,000, Grammy reported. The concert ran for 30 minutes longer than the usual set time.

But the hefty price didn't stop Kelly from extending the time, saying, "We aren't stopping this concert yet, I'm rich, b—," after chugging a glass of wine.

Like the "Bad Things" singer's previous show in New York City, he smashed a glass on his head, causing an injury with blood dripping all over his face. Kelly then asked the crowd if they should "stop the show or spend the $70,000." MGK fans quickly responded by excitedly cheering his name.

Kelly went all out for his homecoming concert by doing a death-defying stunt of ziplining across the whole stadium despite the objections of his handlers and climbing 30 feet up the stage without a harness. The video of the zipline stunt was shared through his Instagram account.

"I had a dream three days ago," Kelly addressed the audience. "I said, 'Can you bring me into the stadium in a real helicopter?' They said, 'No.' I said, 'Alright, I want to zipline from the top of the stadium.'"

Interestingly, the handlers still said no, but Kelly worked his magic and called up Cleveland mayor Justin Bibb to make the stunt happen. He explained that he wanted to make the moment memorable for fans while giving them some "Michael Jackson [CDs]."

Kelly was able to raise enough money to cover his $10 million life insurance policy, so he received the "green light" to push through with the zipline stunt right before the show.

"We made it happen," Kelly proudly said, "This is a special night for a kid who used to hand out CDs and now got 50,000 people together."

The concert was also an emotional night for Kelly, as he mentioned his deceased father and aunt at the time and wished for them to witness his success. However, he maintained he was still happy because he considered his fans "the family I have left." He then performed a raw version of his hit singles "Glass House" and "lonely."

After the performance of his final set, Kelly "fell to his knees and cried." He then went to hug his band members and turned to the crowd while savoring the final moments of the successful event.

Kelly performed before more than 41,000 fans at the FirstEnergy Stadium on Aug.13 with opening acts Trippie Redd, Avril Lavigne, Willow, and 44phantom. It was marked as "the finals show and the first stadium date" of the touring leg for the summer season.

Machine Gun Kelly
Rapper Machine Gun Kelly on the red carpet at the 2015 BET Awards. Getty