Machine Gun Kelly (born Colson Baker) is a rapper, singer, musician & an actor, most recognized for his work in the music industry. He is well-known for fusing rock and alternative hip hop in his compositions. Before joining with Bad Boy Records, Machine Gun Kelly dropped four mixtapes between 2007 and 2010.
|Full Name||Richard Colson Baker|
|Birth Date||22 April 1990|
|Birth Place||Houston, USA|
|Profession||Rapper / Actor|
|Life & Career|
Richard Colson Baker was born in Houston on 12 April 1990. His parents were also missionaries, thus he grew up travelling with his family. As a kid, the family lived in Germany, Egypt, and many other countries. Baker also resided in numerous US states. After his mother left the family, he and his father settled in Denver.
Baker was tormented as a kid and began retaliating verbally He fell in love with rap and began writing his own songs. Baker moved into a neighbor’s basement when his father abandoned him to work for the Army in Kuwait. Then he made his debut mixtape, Stamp of Approval. Baker dropped out of school, causing his father to send him to Kuwait.
Baker asked an MC manager to help him start his career while he was still in high school after he came back to the United States. Baker took the stage name Machine Gun Kelly, at this point because of how quickly he sounded when he sang. MGK started performing in local places, and one day, he was on stage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Finally, his second mixtape came out, 100 Words and Running. Even though MGK was getting more attention at this time, he was still having a hard time making money. By his father, he was kicked out of the family home and became a father on his own. He worked at Chipotle to make money.
In 2012, MGK was finally ready to put out his first studio album, called Lace Up. The album had hits like Invincible and Wild Boy. It also had artists like Tech N9ne, Twista, and DMX on it. That year, he worked with other artists, like Pusha T and Meek Mill, to make a mixtape called Black Flag. After a long time, MGK released his second album, General Admission, in year 2015.
In 2016, MGK and Camila Cabello worked together to make Bad Things, which became a big hit. In year 2018, the fight between MGK and Eminem came to a head as Eminem’s 16-year-old daughter was called hot by MGK in a tweet. Eminem didn’t see the tweet until more than a year had passed, so he made a diss track about MGK. As the fight went on, Eminem stopped MGK from appearing on his online radio station.
In 2019, MGK released Hotel Diablo, which was his fourth studio record. I Think I’m Okay and Glass House, were two of the singles on the album. It came out at number 5 on the charts. Also, he said that his next album, Tickets to my Downfall, would be with Travis Barker and be out in 2020.
MGK has starred in movies like Beyond the Lights, The Land, Bird Box, The Dirt, and Big Time Adolescence, as well as other movies. He has also been on MTV’s Wild and Out.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
Kelly has a daughter from a prior relationship with a lady named Emma Cannon, who is also known as Emma. Casie, the couple’s daughter, was born in 2009.
MGK has had relationships with models Amber Rose and Sommer Ray. The actress Megan Fox, with whom he began dating in May 2020, is his current girlfriend.
The total net worth of Machine Gun Kelly is $10 million. Baker’s success an fortune is largely due to his status as one of the most distinctive and well-liked Hip-Hop musicians working today.
Apart from the singing profession, Baker serves as a brand ambassador to several known companies. They make most of his net wealth.