What’s the deal with Pete Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly on Calvin Klein’s Instagram?

We’re confused…

Machine Gun Kelly and Pete Davidson pose backstage at PlayStation Theater on June 8, 2019 in New York City.
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Pete Davidson has been on all of our minds lately, what with him dating Kim Kardashian and all, not to mention his string of famous exes including Ariana Grande and Phoebe Dyvenor. But right now, we can’t think about any of that—because we’re distracted by the fact that Pete Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly have taken over Calvin Klein’s Instagram account.

It looks as though fans of Pete Davidson and MGK are in for a treat because this takeover of Calvin Klein's gram could mean there's a campaign on the way. And as far as advertisement goes, it really is genius, because we now can’t stop watching the chaotic Instagram live between the two best friends.

This all started when a selfie of SNL star Pete popped up on the Calvin Klein feed, saying: "I got Instagram" (he famously does not have socials.) Simultaneously, the CK avatar changed to Pete’s face and, "Pete here" appeared in the bio. 

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As an aside, we're seriously here for the nail polish moment on these two—the Machine Gun Kelly nail polish line might have to be on our Christmas gifts for boyfriends list. 

Pete then jumped on Instagram Live with Machine Gun Kelly and the pair stripped off and began ‘modeling,’ and really pushing the boundaries of posing, in their Calvin Klein underwear.

At one point they even put popcorn in their pants, to "get all the people going" and declared that they were the definition of ‘horniness.’ Which is one way to sell a pair of pants.

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It’s safe to say, like us, some fans were confused but also low-key loving it. One said: “I'm so confused but please don’t stop.”

Another commented: “Ok confused but also into it.“

A third wrote: “THE WORLD IS GLITCHING???”

While others could not get enough, saying: "PLEASE give us more content we literally are begging of you for a real shoot even though this was pure gold 🔥."

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Clearly, they’re both taking leaves out of Megan Fox’s and Kim Kardashian’s books, who have both been known to model underwear, including Calvin's.

We’re guessing this is just a taster of a Pete and MGK Calvin Klein campaign and photoshoot—and now we’re pretty excited to see.

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.