Machine Gun Kelly wore a fully blinged-out look to the 2022 Billboard Music Awards right down to his fingertips.
The musician and his fiancé Megan Fox attended the award show ceremony on Sunday night in coordinated crystallized black ensembles. Fox wore a David Koma off-the-shoulder gown with a thigh-high slit, plunging, peaked neckline, and built-in gloves embellished with rhinestone flowers going up her arms. Kelly opted for a Dolce & Gabbana suit accented with large spikes along the shoulders and up the side of the pant legs, and completed with a black turtleneck with thumb holes totally covered in Swarovski crystals and pastel pink hair.
But MGK’s crystalized look didn’t end there, he and his manicurist, Brittney Boyce, the founder of Nails of LA, also partnered with Marrow Fine jewelry founder Jillian Sassone for a very pricy set of nails that featured over 10 carats of diamonds worth a total of $30,000. Sassone told People, “Creating MGK’s diamond nails was a natural progression of where nail art and jewelry intersect. Brittney and I have worked on several photo shoots together and we share a lot of synergy from our work ethic to our art. I always feel energized after brainstorming sessions with her because we push each other on what’s possible in jewelry and nail art.”
To create the look, Boyce started with a base color from Kelly’s own nail polish brand, UN/DN LAQR, called “Depressionist.” She then added a gunmetal transfer foil before applying all of those tiny diamonds which ranged in size from .8 to 2.4 mm. All in all, the manicure took ten hours to create and had to be applied between the musician’s rehearsal for his performance during the award show and the red carpet that night. Sassone added, “I love the juxtaposition of the white diamonds set traditionally with the pops of black diamonds set pointy side up.” She also explained that after the evening was over, all of the diamonds were to be upcycled into a collection of limited edition rings with proceeds going to charity. “Brittney will soak the diamonds off of the nails after the Billboard Awards, and I’ll create 10 pieces for charity with the stones,” she said. “The collection will be a mix of diamond-heavy men’s and women’s signets and cigar bands and 100% of the proceeds will go to charity.”
This also isn’t the first time Kelly and Boyce have made headlines with their novel manicure concepts. Boyce was also responsible for the musician’s chrome nails he sported during his proposal to Fox, as well as Kelly and Fox’s chain manicure that tethered the couple together at the launch event for his polish line.