Richard Colson Baker
Kells, MGK, Kellz, Machine Gun Kelly
Houston, Texas, United States
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Machine Gun Kelly went to Hamilton Middle School and Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, Colorado.
When his family relocated to Cleveland, he got admission at the Shaker Heights High School.
Rapper, songwriter, actor, record producer
- Father – worked in Kuwait for the army.
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – Unknown
Vocals, guitar, sampler, synthesizer
EST 19XX, Bad Boy Records, Interscope, Geffen Records
6 ft 3½ in or 192 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Machine Gun Kelly has dated –
- Rachel Starr (2013) – Machine Gun Kelly was reported to be in ‘friends with benefits’ kind of relationship with adult movie actress Rachel Starr. Once, during his performance at Monroe Club in Dallas, she performed an oral s*x act on him onstage in front of audiences. He also recorded bedroom films with her many times.
- Amber Rose (2015) – Kelly had a short-lived affair with the model and television personality Amber Rose in 2015. Their relationship ended within 3 months as Kelly struggled with the limelight that came with dating Rose.
- Halsey (2018) – In 2018, when singer Halsey split from rapper G-Eazy, she spent some time partying with MGK. It was a short-lived relationship.
Note – He also has a daughter named, Casie (born when MGK was 18) with an unidentified woman.
Race / Ethnicity
MGK is of Norwegian descent on mother’s side, while has American ancestry on father’s side.
- Numerous tattoos
- Ear piercings
- Tall and lanky body
Machine has signed endorsement deals with –
- Ethika (Underwear company)
- Young and Reckless
Best Known For
His success as a rapper and songwriter
Machine Gun Kelly released his debut studio album Lace Up in October 2012. It reached #4 on Billboard Hot 200 and recorded a sales figure of 263,000 in U.S.
Machine made his film debut in 2014 with romantic drama film Beyond the Lights as kid culprit.
First TV Show
Machine Gun Kelly made his first TV show appearance in 2011 mini-series Half Naked & Almost Famous as himself.
Machine Gun Kelly Favorite Things
- Cleveland Restaurant – Zanzibar
- Food – Steak and Nerd Rope candy
- Guilty Pleasure – Listening to Nickelback
Source – First We Feast, At40.com
Machine Gun Kelly Facts
- He first found his breakthrough after posting his homemade tracks and videos on YouTube.
- He had a troubled childhood as he often got into a fight with his father, who once left him behind to live in his aunt’s basement.
- He learned to speak Arabic before English.
- In August 2011, he was arrested by Cleveland police authorities for almost starting a riot after he invited his fans through various tweets.
- For a two year period, he struggled with drug addiction and had to enter a rehabilitation program to kick his drug habit.
- He once contemplated committing suicide with a drug overdose.
- He is very vocal about his marijuana usage and claims to smoke it on a daily basis.
- He has a reputation of climbing high during his live shows and diving into his audiences. During a concert in Edmonton, he jumped from the roof.
- Visit his official website @ machinegunkelly.com.
- Hear more from Machine Gun Kelly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, and iTunes.