Machine Gun Kelly’s tour bus vandalized in downtown Omaha

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Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 6:10 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A bus on Machine Gun Kelly’s tour was vandalized in Omaha.

An Omaha Police spokesman verified to 6 News on Thursday afternoon that authorities received a report that the bus had been vandalized with spray paint, which had since been removed with mineral water, leaving behind no visible damage.

MGK was set to perform Thursday night at CHI Health Center.

Videos circulating on social media showed the red tour bus, parked on a city street, with profane graffiti painted on it in yellow.

WARNING: The video below contains strong language and imagery.

I got hassled for public photography by Machine Gun Kelly's security. I WAS going to just take footage of the vandalism to his tour bus and point out that the F slur is not acceptable no matter how you feel about the dude, but one of his security guards got crazy at me and even hit my phone with his. Part 1 of 2 Jodi Pattrin #MGK #MachineGunKelly #PublicPhotography #SecurityThatThinksTheyAreCops

Posted by Leona Drake on Thursday, August 4, 2022

A report from TMZ said the graffiti included a homophobic slur. TMZ also posted a video of MGK talking about the incident, saying it was the “wrong bus” and would have had to have been vandalized after 4:30 a.m. and that he never saw the damage himself.

The OPD spokesman said the bus had been leased from Russell Coach Co. in Knoxville, Tenn., and that it would be up to the company to decide whether to press charges.

“Our investigators are currently following up,” the spokesman said. “We will know more once the report is available.”

Managing Editor Kevin Westhues contributed to this report.

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