Kyle offends star in awkward interview
Radio host Kyle Sandilands has often reminded listeners of The Kyle and Jackie O Show that he had a hard childhood, and even found himself homeless at one stage.
While introducing rapper Machinegun Kelly, 30, on the show before a live interview, Kyle wanted to relate to him by letting listeners know that he had also had to bring himself up from nothing.
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Unfortunately, the rapper heard Kyle speaking to Jackie O Henderson about her privileged upbringing, and thought he was talking about him.
"You know, how you got brought up by your very rich parents, and you had the silver spoon up your a**ehole your whole life," he told his co-host.
"Then here's kids like me who brought themselves up because our parents didn't want us. And that's Machinegun Kelly. The guy is a worldwide success!"
After a long and incredibly awkward silence on air, the rapper, whose real name is Richard Colson Baker, asked Kyle: "Are you being facetious right now?"
The radio host thought he was being asked if he was serious about his own upbringing, answering: "No, no! I brought myself up. I was a homeless teenager here in Australia, and I know what it's like."
After another long pause, the Bad Things rapper clued in.
"Oh! I'm sorry! I thought you were referring to me. I thought you said I had a silver spoon in my mouth!" the star explained.
Jackie O, horrified, replied: "Oh my God! He was referring to me!"
As the interview went on, the rapper refused to talk about his high-profile relationship with actress Megan Fox, 34.
In doing so, he made it clear that he wasn't interested in the women Kyle told the rapper were interested in him.
Machinegun Kelly and Meghan Fox started dating in May this year, after they met on set of the movie Midnight in the Switchgrass.
Fox was previously married to former Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Brian Austin Green, 47.
The couple started dating after they had met on set of the TV sitcom in 2004.
After and on-and-off engagement, they were married in 2010.
The former couple share sons Noah, eight, Bodhi, six and Journey, four.
While they had been handling their divorce well, the gloves came off in August, when Austin Green made a public diss about Fox's new relationship.
Fox uploaded a photo with Kelly, with the caption "Achingly Beautiful Boy … My heart is yours," at the time.
Three hours later, Austin Green shared photos of the couple's sons. Also pictured was his eldest son Kassius, 18, who he shares with ex Vanessa Marcil.
And Austin Green's caption? "Achingly beautiful boys...... My heart is yours."
The former 90210 star's post was soon flooded with messages from celeb-watchers lapping up the drama.
"I'm here for the pettiness," wrote Perez Hilton.
"Whoa. I see what you did there," wrote one Instagram user. "Savage, love it, you're an awesome dad," said another.
Others were less impressed: "Now we know why she broke up with you. Your children must be more mature than you. Move on," was one top-rated comment.
Originally published as Kyle offends star in awkward interview