George Kelly Barnes, better known by his pseudonym "Machine Gun Kelly", was an American gangster from Memphis, Tennessee, during the prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. He is best known for the kidnapping of the oil tycoon and businessman Charles F. Urschel in July 1933, from which he and his gang collected a $200,000 ransom. Urschel had collected and left considerable evidence that assisted the subsequent FBI investigation, which eventually led to Kelly's arrest in Memphis, Tennessee, on September 26, 1933. His crimes also included bootlegging and armed robbery.
|Born||George Kelly Barnes, July 18, 1895, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Died||July 18, 1954, Leavenworth Penitentiary, Kansas, U.S.|
|Other names||Machine Gun Kelly, Pop Gun Kelly|
|Occupation||Gangster, bootlegger, businessman|
Born Colson Baker, but best known as Machine Gun Kelly or MGK, he gained fame with Stamp Of Approval in 2006 and became known for his spitfire lyrics. He won the MTV Breaking Woodie Award in 2012. He starred as Felix in the 2018 Netflix film Bird Box and played Tommy Lee in the 2019 Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt.
He was presented with the Hottest Breakthrough MC Award from MTV in 2011 after releasing his album Lace Up.
He was raised in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Cleveland and abroad as a single child, and learned to speak Arabic before learning English. In 2020, he began dating Megan Fox. He previously dated Sommer Ray, Halsey, Amber Rose, Chantel Jeffries and Kate Beckinsale. He has a daughter named Casie from a previous relationship.
In 2018, he released the diss song "Rap Devil" aimed at Eminem as part of their ongoing feud.
Latest information about Machine Gun Kelly updated on June 14 2021.