Proof Machine Gun Kelly Is Altering His Stage Title

Machine Gun Kelly is kiss, kissing his stage identify goodbye.

The “Bloody Valentine” singer, whose start identify is Colson Baker, modified his skilled moniker to mgk greater than a decade after his musical debut.

As of Feb. 29, his artist profiles on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and YouTube learn mgk to mirror the change. Likewise, his identify on X—previously generally known as Twitter—was switched to the initials MGK, although his @machinegunkelly deal with remained the identical.

The identify change comes greater than a 12 months after comedy act Chad and JT petitioned to have “machine gun” from the musician’s alias as to not “glorify machine weapons.” As seen in a September 2022 YouTube video, the duo requested MGK to make the swap at a live performance utilizing a big signal, prompting him to ask the viewers, “What do you suppose?”

Although separate fan footage confirmed MGK—who shares the Machine Gun Kelly nickname with famed Prohibition period gangster George Kelly Barnes—shrugging off the request on the time, the 33-year-old seemingly modified his tune final November. Whereas attending the 2023 GQ Males of the 12 months occasion along with his fiancée Megan Fox, MGK requested attendees to name him by a brand new identify. 

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