Being nominated for Woodie of the Year sure makes musicians pull out all the stops. First, A$AP Rocky practically begged for your votes, and now, Machine Gun Kelly is kissing our cameras in gratitude. But hey, we deserve it. Not only did MGK earn a nomination this year, he was handed the prize!
The “Lace Up” rapper follows in the footsteps of the great Mac Miller, who performed on stage after snagging the crown in 2012. But MGK took it to the next level this year, hosting the whole mtvU special alongside pop-duo Tegan and Sara.
In this mtvU Woodie Awards preview clip, MGK sends out a sincere message to his loyal fans. “People that believed in me, I’m going to make it worth it,” he says, right after planting a big wet one on the camera lens. Now that’s the kind of thank you we like to see!
Other acts nominated for 2013′s Woodie of the Year were MTV’s #1 “Hottest MC” Kendrick Lamar, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grimes, Walk The Moon, and fun. Tune in to the awards Sunday, March 17 at 8/7c on MTV & mtvU, featuring performances from Zedd, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Twenty One Pilots!
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