Machine Gun Kelly has achieved a lot in his life so far, but of all he has done, one of the most significant experiences he has had was a trip on the psychedelic brew ayahuasca.
Ayahuasca is a type of psychoactive tea made from Psychotria viridis shrub and the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, according to Healthline. It was originally used by Amazonian tribes for spiritual and religious reasons.
A ceremony usually takes place when it is consumed, where a shaman-like figure prepares the brew. The two aforementioned ingredients are used to make it counter each other to create a hallucinogenic experience, and the ceremonial leader supervises the consumers, as the effects can be very potent and last for hours.
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, MGK remembers experimenting with ayahuasca for the very first time last summer in Costa Rica with his fiancée, actress Megan Fox.
“It was a circle of about 20 people. You’re in the forest, in the jungle, you’re on a diet – you don’t eat after 5 p.m., you don’t drink water or anything,” he remembers. “I was the last person to come up and take it, I remember seeing everyone come up and take theirs. They had a cup, a cup, a cup, and they came up to me and the shaman said something to the translator. The translator goes, ‘She says you have a great shadow of darkness behind you and you need more.'”
So, Kelly took four cups.
He explained that a few nights later, the shaman performed some kind of ritual with tobacco water, and the rocker actually saw a sand-like gray substance coming out of his own body.
“All jokes aside, this was one of the biggest things that ever happened to me in my life… We were exorcising some things that we needed to get rid of,” Kelly said. “The plant was a medicine that really went inside, you could feel it working inside your body. Even after you left, it stayed there, so that was interesting.”
After hearing the story, Kimmel humorously assured that ayahuasca is something he will never do. Watch the full clip below.
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