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Machine Gun Kelly: Daughter, Real Name & Net Worth

This article is for the massive MGK fans out there; Machine Gun Kelly has been a fantastic artist since he switched his genre to pop-punk rock!

Likewise, the American singer is famous for fast rapping and mixing alternative hip hop with rock.

Aside from the music scene, the rapper has also acted in a few movies.  

MGK is pictured with his guitar (Source: Wallpaper Cave)
MGK with his guitar (Source: Wallpaper Cave)

Not to mention, Kelly is buzzing in the media for dating Megan Fox. They announced their engagement on January 12, 2022.

Want to know some spicy details about the rapper’s life representing Clevland? Read till the end, will you?

Quick Facts

Birth Name Colson Baker
Professional Name Machine Gun Kelly
Nickname MGK, Kells, Kellz 
Date of birth April 22, 1990
Religion Atheist
Nationality American
Ethnicity English, German, Scottish & Norwegian
Age 34 Years Old
Zodiac sign Taurus
Place of birth Houston, Texas, USA
Current residence Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA
Sex Male
Father’s name James Colson Baker
Mother’s name Sonia Alane Wating
Profession Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Actor
Source of Wealth Musician, Acting
Salary $1 million per year
Genres Hip hop, pop-punk, rap-rock, pop-rap
Labels Interscope, EST 19XX, Bad Boy
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums
Associated acts Young Thug, Trippie Redd, Willow Smith, Travis Baker, Yungblud, Blackbear, Mod Sun
Skin color White
Height 6’4″ (1.92 m)
Weight 167.5 lb (76 kg)
Distinctive Features Tatted body, Tall
Body Build Slim
Shoe size 12 US
Hair color Mostly Blonde
Eye color Green
Marital status Engaged
  • Emma Cannon
  • Amber Rose
  • Halsey
  • Chantel Jeffries
  • Kate Beckinsale
  • Sommer Ray
  • Megan Fox (current)
Children 1 (Casie Colson Baker)
School Hamilton Middle School
High School
  • Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Shaker Heights High School
Hobbies Listening to music, Playing Guitar
Favorite Book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Favorite Movies Nerve
Favorite Food Pizza, Chicken, Walleye cake
Favorite Travel Destination Zanzibar
Favorite Color Brown, Black
Net Worth $10 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Spotify
Merch  MGK Shirt, Funko Pop
Last Update April 2024

Machine Gun Kelly: Early Life & Family

On April 22, 1990, Colson Baker was born in Houston, Texas, to his missionary parents, James Colson Baker and Sonia Alane Wating. 

James, MGK’s father, served in the Kuwait army; thus, his family had to live there for a while.

It is known that Kellz has English, German, Norwegian and Scottish ancestry.

Sadly, Colson’s parents divorced when he was nine. Since his mother left home, MGK had to live with his father in his aunt’s house in Denver.

As a kid, Machine Gun Kelly was a rule-breaker and always troublesome. His father had to pay legal fees and bailed him out of jail multiple times.

James suffered from depression and unemployment, so MGK was mostly left, independent.

A young Colson Baker (Source: Pinterest)
A young Colson Baker (Source: Pinterest)

Furthermore, in Swing Life Away, the rapper sings,

“I came from nothing but a f****** unsupportive father I don’t ever see.”


Kells went to the Hamilton Middle School. He started listening to rap in the sixth grade.

His favorite artists at that time were DMX, Eminem, and Ludacris.

He even stopped going to school and started rapping during his father’s brief absence. 

However, upon his father’s return, he took Kelly to Kuwait. The father-son duo found their way back to Cleveland in 2005.

Following that, Colson attended the Shaker Heights High School, resuming his rapping career. 

Unfortunately, MGK’s father died in 2020. And as a tribute to his late father and aunt, the singer wrote a song, lonely. 

Machine Gun Kelly: Age, Height & Weight

The 34-year-old singer Cleveland is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 76 Kilograms.

Similarly, the singer-turned-actor mostly colors his hair blonde and has green-colored eyes.

The singer has a slim body build and wears 12 US-sized shoes.

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Machine Gun Kelly: Career

Start of a Glorifying career

At the beginning of his career, Kells used to record in his home studio.

Though his career started in 2006, he only made a breakthrough in 2009 after being featured on Sucker Free Freestyle, MTV2.

Despite blowing up slowly, Baker had to work at Chipotle to earn money!

Then in May, Kells made his national debut with Alice in Wonderland; this single won the Best Music Video at the Ohio Hip-Hop Awards.

MGK became more famous after Cleveland Cavaliers played his song, Cleveland, in their home games.

Later, Sean Combs, also known as Diddy, signed MGK to Bad Boy Records in March 2011.

In addition to that, Kellz got featured in the XXL Magazine in 2011.

And was one of the 2012s XXL Freshmen alongside Hopsin, Future, French Montana, Iggy Azalea, and more.

Similarly, in 2012, Kells released his debut album, Lace Up, which had terrific singles like Wild Boy and Invincible.

The album debuted at no. 5 on the USA Billboard Top 200.

Moreover, Invincible was used as the official theme song of WrestleMania XXVII, with him performing live in the main event.

Additionally, Wild Boy features Waka Flocka Flame, and its remix version is an epic one, which features many artists!

In June 2013, Baker released his mixtape, Blackflag, featuring artists like Meek Mill, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, and Diddy.

Likewise, throughout 2015, he released singles from his next album, Till I Die and A Little More.

He also released his album General Admission the same year.

Albums, Fame & Change in Genre

In 2016, MGK appeared at the WWE Pay Per View, Fastlane.

Similarly, he released Bad Things featuring Camila Cabello the same year, which reached no. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

MGK was also set to open Linkin Park’s One More Light Tour, but the show got canceled because Chester Bennington committed suicide.

He later paid tribute to the legendary late singer by singing an acoustic version of Numb.

From 2018 to 2020, Colson released albums and EPs like Bloom, Binge, and Hotel Diablo, in which we saw a change in his genre of music.

MGK and Pete Davidson during a movie premiere (Source: Pinterest)
MGK and Pete Davidson during a movie premiere (Source: Pinterest)

The American singer opened a coffee house called 27 Club Coffee in tribute to the legendary artists who died before 27.

Furthermore, Colson, with his longtime friend ModSun directed a short film titled Downfalls High, which stars Chase Hudson and Sydney Sweeney.

In 2022, the artist recently released his sixth studio album Mainstream Sellout collaborating with Travis Barker.

Machine Gun Kelly: Controversies & Beef

People hate Machin Gun Kelly for openly sexualizing underage girls; he once claimed he would be intimate with an underage Kendall Jenner.

The Billboard Top Rock Album winner of 2021 is a celebrity who is open about using cannabis and heroin; the artist is a pothead and smokes daily!

Although it is legal in most places right now, it wasn’t back then. Thus MGK got caught by the police for that!

Moreover, in 2020, Kells revealed that he was once a cocaine and alcohol addict.

Likewise, Colson also stated that he had been addicted to Adderall and needed some serious help!

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A feud between MGK and his IDOL

The feud between MGK and Eminem started back in 2012 after he tweeted, Hailie is hot as f***.” Halie is Eminem’s daughter.

As a result of MGK’s tweet, Eminem decided to blocklist Kells from several radio stations and allegedly banned him from Shade 45.

The beef began as Marshall dissed Kells in No Reason and Not Alike.

Similarly, on September 3, 2018, MGK decided not to stay quiet as he released Rap Devil, which is the ultimate Eminem diss track!

Killshot cover (Source: YouTube)
Killshot cover (Source: YouTube)

Most importantly, on September 14, Eminem turned up and killed off MGK on his song Killshot.

After that, the beef had settled down for a while as Kelly had no words left. However, Eminem kept hitting with verses directed towards Kells in Unaccomoodating, Gnat, and Gospel.

Likewise, Baker responded to Eminem with a verse in his song Bullets with Names.

G-Eazy Feud

Colson Baker and fellow American rapper G-Eazy started a beef right after G-Eazy broke up with Halsey.

Moreover, Halsey and Colson were spotted together, and photographs surfaced on the internet, making G-Eazy angry!

In July 2018, G-Eazy bleached his hair, and the next day Kells tweeted that G was trying to copy him.

Similarly, in August, G-Eazy released Bad Boy, which was aimed at Kells, the very next day, MGK tweeted a photo comparing the two rappers.

Machine Gun Kelly: Relationships

Do you want to know about the gorgeous women the famous singer has dated? 

Past lovers!

MGK’s first girlfriend is believed to be Emma Cannon. Although not much is known about Emma, we know that the two were high school sweethearts.

In the music video of Swing Life Away, two lovers are supposedly MGK and Cannon.

Not to mention, the two became young parents at the age of 19. The couple gave birth to their daughter, Casie Colson Baker, in July 2009.

Sadly, Emma and Colson split soon after, and much about their love story is known.

Likewise, Kellz was in a relationship with Amber Rose at the beginning of April 2015, but they couldn’t keep their cool as they broke up just after two months!

The Midnight in the Switchgrass actor is also rumored to have dated Halsey, Chantel Jeffries, Kate Beckinsale, and Sommer Ray.

Current lover!

In an episode of Impulsive with Logan Paul, Sommer Ray revealed MGK cheating on her with Megan Fox.

MGK met Megan on the set of Midnight in the Switchgrass in Puerto Reco.

The two clicked like nothing ever seen before and instantly became a Hollywood power couple!

Megan and Colson pictured during the MTV VMAs (Source: US Weekly)
Megan and Colson pictured during the MTV VMAs (Source: US Weekly)

Moreover, Megan also appeared in MGK’s music video for Bloody Valentine, which made the fans sure that the two were dating.

Similarly, on January 12, 2022, both announced their engagement on their social media posts.

MGK proposed to Fox under a banyan tree after dating her for one and a half years.

The engagement ring is unique as it has each other’s birthstone in it!

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Machine Gun Kelly: Net Worth

Colson Baker, a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

The rapper earns mainly from record deals, album sales, and sponsorships.

Machine Gun Kelly: Social Media Presence

MGK is very much active on most of the top social media platforms.

The rapper has a massive 9.6 million followers on his Instagram handle.

Similarly, the rap punk-pop sensation is active on YouTube, where he has 8.36 million subscribers.

Kellz is also active on Facebook, with around 6.7 million followers.

MGK is followed by 1.6 million people on his Twitter handle, and on Spotify, the singer has 20 million monthly listeners.

Machine Gun Kelly: Fun Facts

  • MGK’s song Bloody Valentine has over 105 million views on YouTube.
  • Kells was put through a table in WWE by Kevin Ownes after his performance in June 2015.
  • Breaking News is the song in which MGK raps the fastest!

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Machine Gun Kelly: FAQs

Who are the artists that are featured in Mainstream Sellout?

Some of the hottest artists are featured in MGK’s sixth studio album.

Moreover, some of them are Travis Barker, Lil Wayne, Willow Smith, Young Thug, Gunna, and Landon Barker.

What are some of the movies Colson Baker has acted in?

The Dirt, Punk’s Dead, The Land, Bird Box, The King of Staten Island, and The Last Son are some of the movies in which MGK Stars.

Similarly, Taurus, One Way, and Mourning with a U are the movies he will be cast in soon!

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