Colson Baker popular known as “MGK” or “Machine Gun Kelly” is a rapper who began his career as a teenager. He is also an actor and has appeared in a number of films and television shows. In his career, MGK has released three studio albums and ten mixtapes. Some of the films where MGK has appeared include Viral, The Land, Punk Dead, Nerve, Beyond the Lights, and Captive State. He has also appeared in WWE Raw. In 2016, he was seen in ‘Roadies’. He has also guest appeared for other artists in their albums. The estimated net worth of MGK is $1.5 million US dollars.
Colson Baker was born in Houston, Texas on April 22, 1990. He was born to missionary parents and his father died after suffering from unemployment and depression. He used to get bullied by other children in his neighborhood. He first attended the Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School when he used to live in the basement of his aunt. He then went to Hamilton Middle School located in Denver, Colorado and started to listen to rap when he was in sixth grade.
He was influenced by artists like DMX, Ludacris, and Eminem. Following that, he went to Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland. He was employed in a t-shirt shop as a manager where he got the name Machine Gun Kelly. At the age of 16, Kelly released his debut mixtape called ‘Stamp of Approval’.
Machine Gun Kelly has a child; Casie born in 2008. He still maintains good terms with the mother of his child. In May 2015, he dated model, Amber Rose. In October 2015, the couple split up.
With the success of his first mixtape, Machine Gun Kelly released is the second mixtape called ‘100 Words and Running’ in 2010. His debut single called “Alice in Wonderland” was released in May 2010. In November 201, he released another mixtape called ‘Lace Up’. In 2011, he appeared in XXL magazine.
This was followed by appearing in the series ‘Jackass’. In the same year, he competed in the show SXSW. He then signed with Bad Boy Records and released the video for the track “Wild Boy” with Waka Flocka Flame. Following that, Kelly released his debut EP entitled ‘Half Naked & Almost Famous’.
The album debuted at #46 on Billboard 200. In October 2012, he released single called “Wild Boy” for his debut studio album ‘Lace Up’. The album went on to become a gold certified album by RIAA. The second single from the album “Invincible” was used as the official theme song of WWE WrestleMania XXVIII.
The album also included other artists like Young Jeezy, Waka Flocka Flame, Twista, Lil Jon, Cassie, Bun B, Ester Dean, and Tech N9ne. In June 2013, Kelly released the mixtape ‘Black Flag’. In July 2015, he released the mixtape called ‘Fuck It’. In October of the same year, he released his second album ‘General Admission’. It debuted at #1 at the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
In 2017, MGK won the Radio Disney Music Award. He has won the Ohio Hip Hop Awards 12 times in his career. In 2012, he won the MTV Europe Music Award. He has also won the MtvU Woodie Award in 2012 and 2013. In 2017, Kelly was nominated for the Billboard Music Award for “Bad Things”.
How much is MGK Net Worth in 2017
MGK began his career at a very young age. He has released six singles in his career and had 20 guest appearances. MGK’s net worth is an estimated $1.5 million US dollars as of 2017. He has guest appeared for various artists like Caskey, Steve Aoki, Heidi Montag, Mod Sun, Diddy, and Mike Posner.
He has also appeared in TV shows like Guy Court, Unsung, Catfish, Ridiculousness, and Roadies. In 2013, he was the star and executive producer of the film ‘The Land’. He will be next seen in the 2018 film called ‘Captive State’. He performed his single “Till I Die” in WWE Raw.
Machine Gun Kelly is an anarchist. He endorses the use of cannabis and has claimed this in many interviews. He is planning to buy a house for Casie and the mother of his child. Kelly was addicted to heroin for two years.