Machine Gun Kelly is an American rap musician and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. He began his teenage music career and released his debut album in 2006. Today he is one of the most respected musicians with huge success in the industry. MGK has collaborated with all kinds of artists over the years, including Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy, and Meek Mill.
How much is Machine Gun Kelly Worth?
Machine Gun Kelly Net Worth: MGK, well known as Richard Colson Baker, is an American rapper with a net worth of $ 10 million. Throughout his career, Baker has become one of the most popular hip-hop album artists in the music industry. Other than music, Baker is also leading considerable success today as a leading actor.
Machine Gun Kelly Early Life:
Richard Colson Baker(MGK) was born on 22 April 1990 in Houston, Texas.
As a teen, Baker was harassed and began fighting back using words. Eventually, he fell in love with rap and started working on his music.
Both of his parents were evangelists when he grew up. That is why he travels with his family so frequently in his childhood. Besides, Baker has settled in several states of the United States of America, Germany, and Egypt. He and his father later built their roots in Denver after their mother abandoned the family.
Later, when his father allowed him to work in the Kuwaiti army, he became obsessed with rap and began working in music. Baker settled into the cellar next door and began experimenting with drugs. He wrote his first album, “Stamp of Approval,” but Baker eventually dropped out of school and took his father to live in Kuwait.
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After returning to the United States, when he graduated from high school, Baker persuaded the principal of the MC school to start his career. That was the time when he opted for his stage name as “Machine Gun Kelly.” Then MGK began playing at the venue and eventually appeared at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. He also starred in MTV2’s Sucker Free Freestyle and released his second mixtape, “100 Words and Running”.
During this time, MGK was popular but also struggled financially. His father threw him out of his home and worked at Chipotle to make ends meet.
MGK took a big step when he launched “Alice in Wonderland,” which also received so many awards, and this song has a deep concern before launching Lace-Up. One of the tracks was devoted to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it was performed at their stadium during home games. Following this successful run, MGK worked with Juicy J on the single “Inhale.”
He was approached by Sean Combs in 2011, who signed him to the record label Bad Boy Records. Then in 2012, MGK was going to release his first studio album named Lace-up. The album comprises so many hits like “Invincible,” “Wild Boy,” along with the featured artist’s Tech N9ne, DMX, and Twista. That year, he collaborated with various artists, comprising Pusha T and Meek Mill, to create a Black Flag mixtape. After prolonged delays, MGK then launched his second studio album in 2015, entitled General Admission.
In 2016, MGK partnership with Camila Cabello to produce the hit single “Bad Things.” In 2018, MGK’s conflict with Eminem reached a torrid point. Years prior, MGK had commented Eminem’s 16-year-old daughter “hot” in his tweet. Eminem did not respond to the tweet until over a year had gone, prompting him to create a diss track that attacked MGK. As the feud continued, Eminem eventually banned MGK from appearing on his online radio station. One of MGK’s most famous Eminem diss tracks was 2018’s “Rap Devil.”
In 2019, MGK released its fourth studio, Hotel Diablo. “I think I’m Okay” and “Glass House” was featured in 5th place in the parameters, and his next album, “Tickets to my Downfall,” was collaborated with Travis Barker, which is scheduled to be released in 2020. It was his second next album of 2019.
Here is the list of all the backing band which Machine Gun Kelly joins:
- AJ Tyus – guitar (2017–present)
- Steve “Baze” Basil – bass, keys (2017–present)
- Brandon “Slimxx” Allen – keys, vocals (2017–present)
- JP “Rook” Cappelletty – drums (2017–present)[
- Travis Barker – drums (2019–present)
Machine Gun Kelly Highlights:
Here are some of the finest highlights of Machine Gun Kelly’s career:
- Stamp of Approval (2007)
- Rage Pack (2011)
- Lace Up (2012)
- Black Flag (2013)
- General Admission (2016)
- Bloom (2017)
- Bingo (2018)
- Hotel Diablo (2019)
- Ticket to My Downfall (2020)
Machine Gun Kelly Acting:
MGK has appeared in films such as After Light, Landasa, Bird’s Box, Theazanta, Big Time as a teenager and has appeared in MTV’s Wild’s Out.
Personal Life Of Machine Gun Kelly:
Baker has a daughter, Casie Colson Baker, with Emma Cannon, born in July 2009. He is so clear about his use of cannabis and has asserted in many interviews that he smokes every day, describing it as a “source of pleasure and a way the public can feel a little more love.
He has frequently referred to cannabis references within his music and rap persona sources, making it a foreground of his rap and personal character. In November 2020, Baker disclosed that he had formed an addiction to Adderall and sought treatment. Baker cites DMX and Eminem as musical influences and listening to Guns N’ Roses and Blink-182 in his youth. Baker cites these rap and rock players as major musical influences. Baker called him his idol in a talk show about his partnership with DMX. He also declared that DMX’s music helped him through his troubles while growing up, especially bullying. He identifies as an anarchist. As of June 2020, he is dating Hollywood actress Megan Fox. In November, splitting rumors of Machine Gun Kelly & Megan Fox spreads all around.
What was his conflict with Eminem over a tweet in 2018?
Eminem’s brand new album Kamikaze involved the song Not Alike, which criticizes Machine Gun Kelly for commenting on Eminem’s daughter Hailie. He responded, “But next time, you don’t make use of Tech N9ne if you want to arrive at me with a machine gun.
“And I’m speaking to you, but you already know who the f**k you are, Kelly.
“I don’t use sublime and sure as f**k don’t creep-diss, but keep remarking on my daughter Hailie.”
Eminem and MGK’s conflicts started in 2012 when Machine Kelly tweeted Eminem’s then (16-year-old) daughter, commenting she was “hot as f**k.”
After Eminem openly criticized the rapper in one of his Kamikaze tracks, Machine Gun Kelly quickly released his response in a Rap Devil melody.
The lyrics stated as: “Took you six years and an astonishing album just to come with a Tough talk from a rapper millions. I think my dad’s away crazy’ yeah, Hailie, you right / Dad’s always mad, enclosed up in the studio screaming at the mech”.
However, recently, MGK was a visitor at the famous US radio show The Breakfast Show and clarified that he apologized to Eminem for his remarks that started the feud behind the scenes.
He explained: “Look, I didn’t know how old she was. I commented, I didn’t feel like it was disrespectful, but I’m a father. I have a nine-year-old.
“I get it. Man to man? I apologized. Can I take the tweet down? Sure. But public apology? Come on, man.”
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Famous Quotes of Machine Gun Kelly:
- Whatever you love might be taken away, so live like it’s your dying day.” – MGK.
- Life is too small to live the same day twice. So each new day makes sure you live your life.” – MGK.
- Toast to the underdog, toast to the team, toast to the fact we this close to the dream.” – MGK
- “I don’t consider that a lot of people understand that the person who’s mad enough to think he can alter the world actually can.” – MGK.
- “I used to carry orders, and now I make stakes, I used to scrub floors, now I sign checks. I used to pushcarts. Now I push music; I used to be there, now I am so gone.” – MGK.