Home / Biography / Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly


Created Colson Baker, but most widely known while Machine Weapon Kelly or MGK, he gained popularity with Stamp Of Authorization in 2006 and became known for his spitfire lyrics. He earned the MTVu Breaking Woodie Honor in 2012. He resided in Egypt and Germany as a kid because his parent’s had been missionaries, and paid attention to DMX and Ludacris. He was offered the latest Breakthrough MC Honor from MTV in 2011 after liberating his album, Ribbons Up. He grew up in LA, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland and overseas as an individual child, and discovered to speak Arabic before learning British. In 2015, he started dating Amber Rose. He collaborated with Lil Jon for the 2012 song, Ribbons Up.

Quick Facts

Full Name Machine Gun Kelly
Salary $1.2 Million
Date Of Birth April 22, 1990
Died July 18, 1954, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Place Of Birth Texas
Height 1.93 m
Profession Rapper
Education Shaker Heights High School
Nationality American
Children Casie Colson Baker
Awards MTV Europe Music Award for Best US Act, Radio Disney Music Award for Best Musical Collaboration, Bad Things, Till I Die, Wild Boy, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Paris, France, Arras, France
Nominations Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Collaboration
TV Shows Roadies
Star Sign Taurus

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

1In seventh grade, MGK found solace in rhyming after watching DMX's "We Right Here" video.
2MGK stopped attending school and like 50 Cent, the high school freshmen, made a name for himself by calling out elder classmates.
3At 18 years old, he had a daughter named Casie.
4On January 28, 2013 MGK announced that he will be reverting to his previous stage name "Machine Gun Kelly".
5His stage name was given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow and is a reference to notorious criminal George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes.
6He rose to fame after releasing his first four mixtapes, Stamp Of Approval (2006), Homecoming (2008), 100 Words and Running (2010), and Lace Up (2010).
7In August 2011, MGK secured a recording contract with Interscope and Bad Boy Records, after a meeting with Jimmy Iovine and Sean "Diddy" Combs.
8In mid-2011, MGK signed a deal with Young and Reckless Clothing.
9Good friends with Austin Carlile (Lead vocals from Of Mice&Men), Da Kurlzz (member from Hollywood Undead ) and Tal Cooperman.
10He spoke Arabic before English.
11He has become iconic in the rap game for his rapid flow lyrics and atypical of the genre sense of style.
12At the age of fourteen, Baker moved to Cleveland, where he attended Shaker Heights High School.
13Richard has a young daughter named Cassie by a woman that is not known to the public.
14Won 'Breaking Woodie' from mtvU Woodie Awards 2012.
15Richard had his start on the popular video sharing site "Youtube", where he would share homemade tracks and upload videos of his daily life.
16Won 'Woodie of the Year' from mtvU Woodie Awards 2013.
17Together with a few friends from Cleveland, including Hypeman Slim Gudz and drummer "Rookie", Richard has an ideological movement known as E.S.T. 19XX.
18Live with his daughter, Casie.



Roadies2016TV SeriesWesley
Viral2016/ICJ (as Colson Baker)
Nerve2016Ty (as Colson Baker)
Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 22016Crash (as Richard Colson Baker)
Mod Sun: Shoot Em Down2016Video short
The Land2016Slick
Beyond the Lights2014Kid Culprit (as Richard Colson Baker)
Alternative Press Music Award Show2014TV Movie



The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Containment2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beyond the Lights2014performer: "Masterpiece", "C'mon Boy", "Private Property"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
WrestleMania XXVIII2012TV Special performer: "Invincible"



The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Alternative Press Music Awards2016TV MovieHimself
WWE Fastlane2016TV MovieHimself
Machine Gun Kelly: World Series2015ShortHimself
Catfish: The TV Show2015TV SeriesHimself
Pop Wrapped TV2015TV Series documentary
BET Awards 20152015TV MovieHimself
WWE Raw2012-2015TV SeriesHimself
Unsung2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Steve Aoki Featuring Machine Gun Kelly: Free the Madness2014Video shortHimself
AVN Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Musical Guest
KellyVision2009-2014TV Series documentary shortHimself
Guy Court2013TV SeriesHimself
Korn's Family Values Live2013TV MovieHimself
The Show with Vinny2013TV SeriesHimself
MtvU Woodie Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself - Host
Lace Up2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
RapFix Live2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
WrestleMania XXVIII2012TV SpecialHimself
mtvU Woodie Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
Half Naked & Almost Famous2011TV Mini-SeriesHimself

Looks like we don't have awards information. Sorry!

Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!

1Words don't make you who you are.

1An anarchy symbol above his belly button.
2Tattoo "EST 19xx" on his chest

Check Also

Kenneth Earl Medrano

Filipino model, professional, and TV character who is also called Bae Kenneth or KEM. He …