|Machine Gun Kelly Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 3½ in|
|Date of Birth||April 22, 1990|
Machine Gun Kelly is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and actor who is known for having released albums such as Tickets to My Downfall, Bloom, Lace Up, General Admission, and Hotel Diablo. In addition to that, he has also been cast in shows and movies including The Dirt, The King of Staten Island, Bird Box, Big Time Adolescence, Viral, Nerve, Roadies, and Captive State. In 2017, his song Bad Things (with Camila Cabello) was nominated for a Billboard Music Award in the “Top Rap Collaboration” category.
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 enrolled at the Shaker Heights High School. Kid Cudi also went to this school.
Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer
- Father – James Colson Baker (Worked in Kuwait for the army)
- Mother – Sonia Alane (Kjos)
- Others – Raymond Allen Kjos (Maternal Grandfather), Ada Delores Nelson (Maternal Grandmother)
He has been signed with ICM Partners, Talent and Literary Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States.
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 the ‘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 the audience. 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.
- Emma Cannon – They have had a daughter named, Casie Colson Baker (born when MGK was 18).
- Chantel Jeffries (2019) – In July 2019, he started going out with DJ, record producer, actress, model, and YouTube personality Chantel Jeffries but their romance fizzled out after a few months and they separated in December 2019.
- Sommer Ray (2020) – It was RUMORed that he had a fling with model Sommer Ray in February 2020. In March 2021, she also accused him of cheating on her with Megan Fox.
- Megan Fox (2020-Present) – In June 2020, actress Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly made their relationship public. They had met on the set of the movie Midnight in the Switchgrass. During American Music Awards 2020, they debuted as a couple. In January 2021, the couple sparked engagement rumors (which were untrue) when Megan was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her ring finger. On January 11, 2022, the couple got engaged.
Race / Ethnicity
MGK is of Norwegian descent on his mother’s side and has American ancestry on his father’s side.
- Numerous tattoos
- Ear piercings
- Tall and lanky body
Machine Gun Kelly 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 the U.S.
Machine Gun Kelly made his film debut in 2014 with the romantic drama film Beyond the Lights as a kid culprit.
First TV Show
Machine Gun Kelly made his first TV show appearance in the 2011 mini-series Half Naked & Almost Famous as himself.
Machine Gun Kelly’s Favorite Things
- Cleveland Restaurant – Zanzibar
- Food – Steak and Nerd Rope candy
- Guilty Pleasure – Listening to Nickelback
Source – FirstWeFeast.com, At40.com
Machine Gun Kelly’s Tattoos
- Machine Gun Kelly has the words “Almost Famous” tattooed on his lower stomach and the words “Locals Only” tattooed on his chest. He also has tattoos of an atom, barbed wire, and a streak of lightning alongside each other above his left collarbone.
- He had the tattoo of a guardian angel on his chest. However, he later transformed it into a jet-black raven with a dagger through it.
- In August 2021, Machine Gun Kelly announced his new album, Born With Horns, and even got matching tattoos of the title with Travis Barker. However, in January 2022, he revealed that he had decided to change the title of the album to Mainstream Sellout.
- His right nipple is tattooed in black completely.
Machine Gun Kelly’s 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.
- Alongside Douglas Booth, Daniel Webber, Iwan Rheon, and Pete Davidson, he co-starred as Tommy Lee, Mötley Crüe‘s drummer, in the 2019 biographical comedy-drama film, The Dirt.
- He has a reputation for climbing high during his live shows and diving into his audiences. During a concert in Edmonton, he jumped from the roof.
- He brought to life the character of Newt, Robin’s cousin and fellow Power dealer who possesses the ability of thermal regulation that allows him to generate fire from his body, in the superhero film, Project Power, in 2020.
- In November 2020, he revealed that he was seeking therapy for drug abuse.
- In December 2020, Machine Gun Kelly had lost his purple-colored Aston Martin car but luckily, police found it (in good condition) after 1 week of police complaint.
- In March 2021, MGK released a new music video titled Daywalker which featured game streamer, Valkyrae.
- On February 14, 2021, MGK revealed that he wears Megan Fox’s blood in a necklace.
- In May 2021, he won the Billboard Music Award for “Top Rock Album” and the iHeartRadio Music Award for “Alternative Rock Album of the Year” for Tickets to My Downfall.
- For the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, he had painted his tongue black.
- In May 2021, MGK released a new music video for Love Race which features Noah Beck, Alissa Violet, and Xowie Jones.
- MGK was involved in a fight with Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor on the red carpet of the MTV VMA 2021 in September.
- In November 2021, MGK won the “Favorite Rock Artist” award at the 2021 American Music Awards.
- In December 2021, MGK launched his genderless nail polish line, UN/DN LAQR.
- MGK had designed the engagement ring for Megan Fox in such a way that if she ever tried to remove it, it would hurt her because of the thorns in the band. There was also a magnet present in the ring to keep the stones on the ring intact and in a way that it gave the obscure heart shape.
- In February 2022, MGK and Willow Smith released a new song titled Emo Girl. The track is part of Machine Gun Kelly’s album, Mainstream Sellout, which was later released in March 2022.
- In 2022, MGK bought YouTuber Logan Paul‘s California home for $7.5 million.
- MGK and his friend Slim had purchased their first keyboard using a trash bag that was filled with coins.
- He can juggle the objects which are on fire.
- According to his daughter Casie, he gets hangry which is his worst personality trait.
- For the prom, he didn’t have a date.
- At the age of 14, he started getting tattoos on his body.
- He didn’t take the senior picture for the yearbook.
- As a kid, in order to get prescription glasses, he intentionally faked that he wasn’t able to see properly.
- MGK had his first job at Dave’s Markets in Cleveland where he worked as a cart boy.
- Sometimes, he finds himself getting annoyed by the kissing sound.
- He likes those girls who have beautiful feet.
- MGK’s first car which he had purchased was a 1953 Pontiac Chieftain.
- MGK spends a lot of money on coffee table books and comics.
- MGK had recorded his first album in his manager’s mom’s basement.
- He is such a coffee lover that he opened his own coffee lounge in his hometown.
- The first concert he attended was that of Backstreet Boys.
- Once Dave Chappelle wanted to spend some private time with MGK and Pete Davidson. So, he sent his jet to pick them up and even dropped them off so that MGK could reach on time for his concert.
- The first payment he got related to music was $45. He had finished in first place at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
- He had once hooked up with a girl in the police car’s back seat.
- In October 2022, he was honored with the “Discovery Award” at the 2022 SCAD Savannah Film Festival.
- During the 2022 American Music Awards, he won the “Favorite Rock Artist” award.
- During a performance at a 2023 Super Bowl event, Machine Gun Kelly was involved in a minor accident after he was electrocuted on stage. Fortunately, he didn’t need medical attention.