Who is Machine Gun Kelly?
Colson Baker, famously known as Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor.
He is famous for his music that has a blend of contemporary and alternative hip hop with rock.
This talented star has won several prestigious awards for his music.
Also, he has acted in many famous movies too.
Similarly, he has a huge fan following on social media platforms too.
Today, we will be discussing Machine Gun Kelly’s age, height, relationship, career, family, net worth, and even more.
Now, let’s dig in!
|Real Name||Colson Baker|
|Nick Name||Machine Gun Kelly|
|Date of Birth||April 22, 1990|
|Birth Place||Houston, Texas, US|
|Age||31 years old|
|Height (approx.)||6’3 or 192 cm|
|Weight (approx.)||79 kg or 180 pounds|
|Children||Casie Colson Baker|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Where was Machine Gun Kelly born?
Colson Baker was born on April 22, 1990, and his birth place lies in Houston, Texas.
After his birth, he and his family moved from place to place in the world.
They resided from Egypt to Germany and then they settled in many places in the US such as Chicago, Denver, and Cleveland.
Finally, the family settled in Denver; however, they moved to Machine’s aunt after his mom left them.
Also, his father became unemployed after that which resulted in his depression.
Baker also had to suffer bullying from the kids of his neighborhood due to which he started rapping in sixth grade.
As for his education then, he studied at Hamilton Middle school.
However, he left the school after his father left home.
Then, in 2005, his father took him to Kuwait; however, they were sent back to Cleveland again.
There, Baker attended Shaker Heights High School.
In 2009, he made a visit to Harlem’s Apollo Theater, where he became the first-ever rapper to win.
He recorded Rage Cage, his home album.
Then, he got popular after he was featured on MTV2’s Sucker Free Freestyle.
He was seen performing several freestyle verses from his “Chip Off the Block” single.
The following year, he released his second mixtape 100 Words and Running.
Even though he was rising as a rapper, he worked at Chipotle for his living as he got kicked out by his father.
After graduation from High School, he became a father with a daughter.
Now, let’s know the rise of Machine Gun Kelly, his works, and the achievements he has made so far.
Why is Machine Gun Kelly so famous? As already mentioned, Baker got fame in the music industry before his high school graduation.
As for his national debut, he made it with the single “Alice in Wonderland”; released on iTunes.
Similarly, its music video was released on Block Starz Music.
With that song, Colson was able to win Best Midwest Artist at the 2010 Underground Music Awards.
Similarly, the music video of the song earned Best Music Video at the 2010 Ohio Hip-Hop Awards.
In November of 2010, he released his second mixtape Lace Up which had the hometown anthem ‘’Cleveland”.
Then, in 2011, he was featured in the magazine XXL due to the popularity of the mixtape.
Also, he got featured on the track Inhale by Juicy J alongside Steve-O.
The same year, he appeared in his first SXSW show in Austin, Texas. There, he met Sean Combs and signed a recording contract with Bad Boy Records.
With that contract, he later was featured in the song Finally Home by XV.
On October 9, 2012, Baker announced his debut album Lace up.
The lead single Wild Boy from the album peaked at number 98 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Not only that, the song got certified gold by the RIAA.
Then, his song Invincible on December 16, 2011, was released. It was featured in a commercial for the HTC ReZound.
Also, it is the official theme song of WrestleMania XXVIII, WWE.
On August 13, 2012, he released another mixtape EST 4 Life.
Finally, on October 9, 2012, he released Lace Up and it debuted at number 4 on the US Billboard 200.
Then, on June 26, 2013, he released another mixtape named Black Flag which featured French Montana, Kellin Quinn, Dub-O, Sean McGee, and Tezo.
In January of 2014, he released his song Till I Die and its music video on VEVO.
Soon, its remix version with his fellow hip-hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony was released on June 5, 2015.
His second album General Admission was released in late September 0f 2015.
In February of 2016, Baker made an appearance at Fastlane, hosted at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.
His joint single Bad Things with Camila Cabello was released in 2016.
The song peaked at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100.
He was going to perform as the opening act on Linkin Park’s One More Night Tour.
However, it was canceled due to the death of Chester Bennington due to suicide.
After that, he released an acoustic version of Numb by Linkin Park as a tribute for Chester.
On September 3, 2018, he released a diss track Rap Devil in response to Eminem’s diss track Not Alike.
The track topped the chart of iTunes on September 10.
The same year on September 14, Eminem released his response diss track Killshot.
Then, on September 21 of 2018, he released his EP named Binge which peaked at number 24 on the Billboard 200.
In 2019, Baker released several singles such as Hollywood Whore, El Diablo, I Think I’m Okay, Candy, Glass House, and more.
Similarly, his album Hotel Diablo got released on July 5, 2019, which charted at number 5 on the Billboard 200.
Then, on December 18, he released his pop-punk song Why Are You Here.
His other project album Tickets to My Downfall was released on September 25, 2020.
On March 17, 2020, his song Bullets with Names was released featuring Young Thug, RJMrLA, and Lil Duke.
During the lockdown, Baker released several covers, daily recordings, and collaborations and labeled them as the #LockDownSessions series.
On May 1, 2020, the first single Bloody Valentine from his other album Tickets to My Downfall was released.
Similarly, his other singles such as My Ex’s Bestfriend and Concert for Aliens were also released the same month.
In March 2021, he released his single DayWalker which featured Corpse Husband.
Then, on April 29, his song Love Race in a collaboration with Kellin Quinn was released.
As of 2021, he announced that his next album Born with Horns; a collaborative project with Travis Barker.
On August 11, the first single Paper Cuts from the album was released.
Also, on August 26, he announced that he will be co-directing as well as starring in the film Good Morning A U.
The movie is said to feature other artists such as Mod Sun, Dove Cameron, Megan Fox, and Becky G.
Besides his music career, Baker has played in a few movies and TV series too.
He made his debut in acting after he appeared in the American romantic drama film Beyond the Lights.
In 2016, he was seen in four movies including the American drama film The Land.
The same year, he played a recurring role in the American comedy-drama TV series Roadies.
Then, in 2018, he portrayed the character, Felix, in the American post-apocalyptic horror movie BirdBox.
The following year, he appeared in the American biographical comedy-drama film The Dirt.
Is Machine Gun Kelly active on Instagram? Yes, he is active on Instagram with 9 million followers on his official account.
Similarly, he is famous on Twitter too.
On Twitter, he has over 1.6 million followers.
How tall is Machine Gun Kelly? He stands at the height of 6 feet 3 inches or 192 cm.
As for his weight, he weighs around 79 kg or 180 pounds.
His zodiac sign is Taurus. He has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Regarding his nationality, he is an American. As for his ethnicity, we have no clue about it.
However, we will be updating you on that as we get any details. So, stay tuned.
He believes in Jesus Christ and follows Christianity as his religion.
According to him, his musical influences are Eminem, DMX, Guns N’ Roses, and Blink-182.
Relationship of Machine Gun Kelly
Who is Machine Gun Kelly dating, as of 2021? Currently, MGK is in a relationship with the famous actress Megan Fox.
The two made their relationship official in May of 2020 after Megan appeared in the music video of his song Bloody Valentine.
Besides Megan, he has been in relationships with Sommer Ray, Amber Rose, and Halsey.
Also, he has a daughter with his then-girlfriend Emma Cannon from high school.
Family of Machine Gun Kelly
Who are the parents of MGK? There is no information about MGK’s parents except that they were missionaries.
His mom left him and his dad when he was very young.
As for his dad, he died during the time of 2020. MGK revealed his dad’s death in a tweet.
Regarding his siblings, he doesn’t have any as he is the only child.
Net Worth of Machine Gun Kelly
How much is the estimated net worth of Machine Gun Kelly? MGK is a talented rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor.
He has earned himself a name in the music industry.
As for his major source of income, it comes from his music career, acting career, social media ads, paid sponsorships, brand deals, and more.
His net worth, as of 2021, is estimated to be approximately $10 million.
Now, let’s know some of the lesser-known facts about MGK.
Trivia about Machine Gun Kelly
- His real name is Colson Baker.
- He was born on April 22, 1990.
- His birth place lies in Houston, Texas.
- He has acted in hit movies such as BirdBox, The Dirt, and more.
- As of 2021, he has 9 million followers on his official Instagram account.
- He has a daughter named Casie Colson Baker whom he had at the age of 18.
- Know about Tyler Joseph who is also a famous American musician.
Check out the video of Machine Gun Kelly with his girlfriend Megan Fox down below:
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Image Credit: @machinegunkelly Instagram