Machine Gun Kelly blew $50,000 on a fake lobster and eel for his film: ‘We were super meticulous’

Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly, stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Thursday, to promote his new film Good Mourning, which he stars in and directed. And he revealed he spent $50,000 on a pair of puppets.

“‘Cause we were super meticulous,” Baker said, “We need his claws to move. We need its mouth to move. We gave it abs!"

While Machine Gun Kelly’s music has helped him reach the status of number one, (eel and lobster) the test audiences for his film thought his lobster and eel scene was more like a number two.

“We thought it was so funny,” Baker explained. “We were like, ‘Oh, this lobster section is going to crush.’ And it did the opposite…The only note pretty much for the whole screening was like, ‘Great! Laughed my ass off. Why was there this lobster scene that was 15 minutes? I hated it.’"

Baker ultimately cut the 15-minute scene from the film. It’s safe to assume the lobster and his family are crushed-aceans.

Video Transcript

MACHINE GUN KELLY: We spent $50,000 between this lobster and an electric eel.

JIMMY FALLON: You spent $50,000 on this lobster?

KYLIE MAR: Colson Baker, a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, stopped by "The Tonight Show" Thursday to promote his new film "Good Morning," which he stars in and directed. And he revealed he spent $50,000 on a pair of puppets.

MACHINE GUN KELLY: Because I was-- we were super meticulous. Like we need its claws to move. We need its mouth to move. We gave it abs.

KYLIE MAR: While Machine Gun Kelly's music has helped him reach the status of number one, the test audiences for his film thought his lobster and eel scene was more like a number two.

MACHINE GUN KELLY: We thought it was so funny. We were like, oh, this is-- this lobster sex is going to crush, like, and it did the opposite.

KYLIE MAR: He ultimately cut the 15 minute scene from his film, and it's safe to assume that the lobster and his family are crushed-- aceans.

JIMMY FALLON: Where is the puppet now?

MACHINE GUN KELLY: We don't know.