Famous American Rapper, Machine Gun Kelly aka MGK aka Richard Colson Baker is very famous for his rapping skills and mixtapes ( Lace up and The Black Flag mixtape). Let’s find out more about how much is Machine Gun Kelly’s net worth in 2018.
Machine Gun Kelly Early Life
MGK was born to missionary parents on 22nd April 1990. His family moved a lot during his childhood. Finally, they settled in Denver but his mother left his father. His father was suffering from unemployment and was very disappointed after her wife left. At that time MGK was bullied by other children there. He attended Hamilton Middle School and started to listen to rap songs when he was in 6th grade only.
When MGK joined Denver’s Thomas Jefferson High School, his father joined the military and left him with his aunt alone. He got addicted to drugs and recorded his first tape “Stamp of Approval” at that time.
Machine Gun Kelly Career, Awards & Achievement
Famous for delivering his lyrics at a very high-speed Machine Gun Kelly got his desired fame at 2011. But before that, he was in news too as he was the first rapper to win an amateur night at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. Then he started releasing mixtapes. Some of the famous mixtapes which released in that time are ‘Lace Up’, ‘100 Words and Running’, and ‘Rage Pack’. He met with Sean Combs in 2011 and that changed his life.
Kelly was signed with Bad Boy imprint by Comb and he released his single ‘Wild Boy’ with them. The track has Waka Flocka Flame as a guest in it. His first album named ‘Lace Up’ was released in 2012 and was a big success. His next venture, ‘The Black Flag mixtape’ released on 2013 and it has performances of French Montana, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Kellin Quinn, and Meek Mill. His another effort released in 2015 named ‘General Admission’. The album was a huge success too and helped in getting MGK more fame.
Awards & Achievements
He is just 27 and still will achieve a lot in career till now he has got two noteworthy awards. He got the MTV Europe music award for Best US act in the year 2012 and the Radio Disney Music awards for Best Music for ‘Bad Things’, this year.
Net Worth of Machine Gun Kelly
He is so young and yet so talented and this talented artist has not only won awards or hearts but also earned a lot of money too. MGK earned $178,000 from the record sale of his album ‘Lace Up’. He signed a contract with Interscope record for $1,000,000 and Young and Reckless Clothing for $100,000 in the year 2011. Right now Machine Gun Kelly’s estimated net worth is about $8.5 million.
MGK was a heroin addict and he is not shy to talk about it. He has a daughter too named Casie, whom he loves a lot. Casie’s mother is not with him anymore but they have a mutual understanding. He is a smoker of cannabis and he had told this in front of the press too. According to him, cannabis helps him while his rapping a lot.