Machine Gun Kelly announces he wants to go by a different name now

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By Nasima Khatun

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Machine Gun Kelly has made a wild announcement about changing his name.

Entertainment Tonight reported that at a recent concert, some fans held up a sign urging the star to change his name.

The 'Bloody Valentine' singer, whose real name is Colson Baker, noticed the sign and told fans: "I have no idea what that sign means."

The owners of the sign then proceeded to explain that they wanted MGK to change his name by taking out the "machine gun" part so as to not "glorify machine guns."

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MGK is reportedly going by a new name. Credit: Jerritt Clark/Getty

 

While he didn't mention anything on the day, the outlet reported that when Kelly appeared at the GQ Men of the Year party earlier in November, he told photographers and reporters to just refer to him by "Machine."

"Instead of Machine Gun can you just call me Machine from now on? Just Machine," he said on the red carpet.

And just to double down on the name change, he also took to Instagram to post a series of photos alongside the caption "Machine."

Could that mean the name is going to stick?

"MACHINE IS THE MAN OF THE YEAR," commented one user under the post.

However, others weren't convinced about the moniker.

"I prefer Kells or Colson," suggested one user, while another also agreed saying: "Will always be Cleveland MGK / Colson to me."

"Should we call you machine now?", one user questioned, but so far there has been no confirmation whether it's a thing or not.

At this point, it could go either way considering the 33-year-old hasn't changed his official name on Instagram which still reads "the gunner", the complete opposite of the concept initially proposed by the fans.

The news comes shortly after he and his fiancée Megan Fox made headlines for re-kindling their relationship following their highly-publicized "break."

In an interview with Good Morning America, Fox opened up about suffering a miscarriage with her and MGK's baby which put some strain on the pair's relationship.

"I had never been through anything like that before in my life," the 37-year-old said. "I have three kids, so it was very difficult for both of us. And it sent us on a very wild journey together and separately, and together and apart, and together and apart, and together and apart, trying to navigate, 'What does this mean? Why did this happen?'"

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Megan Fox (L) and Machine Gun Kelly are seen in Tribeca after getting back together. Credit: Raymond Hall/GC Images/Getty

Elsewhere in the interview, she also talked about the difficulties she's faced in previous relationships when discussing her latest book 'Pretty Boys Are Poisonous.'

"I just think it was something inside of me that had to come out because it was gonna make me sick," Fox said.

"This is not an exposé that I wrote or a memoir," she continued. "But throughout my life, I have been in at least one physically abusive relationship and several psychologically very abusive relationships. I've only been publicly connected to a few people, but I shared energy with, I guess we could say, [some] who were horrific people and also very famous, very famous people.

"But no one knows that I was involved with those people," she added.

Featured Image Credit: Steve Granitz/FilmMagic/Getty

Machine Gun Kelly announces he wants to go by a different name now

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Machine Gun Kelly has made a wild announcement about changing his name.

Entertainment Tonight reported that at a recent concert, some fans held up a sign urging the star to change his name.

The 'Bloody Valentine' singer, whose real name is Colson Baker, noticed the sign and told fans: "I have no idea what that sign means."

The owners of the sign then proceeded to explain that they wanted MGK to change his name by taking out the "machine gun" part so as to not "glorify machine guns."

wp-image-1263237818 size-full
MGK is reportedly going by a new name. Credit: Jerritt Clark/Getty

 

While he didn't mention anything on the day, the outlet reported that when Kelly appeared at the GQ Men of the Year party earlier in November, he told photographers and reporters to just refer to him by "Machine."

"Instead of Machine Gun can you just call me Machine from now on? Just Machine," he said on the red carpet.

And just to double down on the name change, he also took to Instagram to post a series of photos alongside the caption "Machine."

Could that mean the name is going to stick?

"MACHINE IS THE MAN OF THE YEAR," commented one user under the post.

However, others weren't convinced about the moniker.

"I prefer Kells or Colson," suggested one user, while another also agreed saying: "Will always be Cleveland MGK / Colson to me."

"Should we call you machine now?", one user questioned, but so far there has been no confirmation whether it's a thing or not.

At this point, it could go either way considering the 33-year-old hasn't changed his official name on Instagram which still reads "the gunner", the complete opposite of the concept initially proposed by the fans.

The news comes shortly after he and his fiancée Megan Fox made headlines for re-kindling their relationship following their highly-publicized "break."

In an interview with Good Morning America, Fox opened up about suffering a miscarriage with her and MGK's baby which put some strain on the pair's relationship.

"I had never been through anything like that before in my life," the 37-year-old said. "I have three kids, so it was very difficult for both of us. And it sent us on a very wild journey together and separately, and together and apart, and together and apart, and together and apart, trying to navigate, 'What does this mean? Why did this happen?'"

wp-image-1263237819 size-full
Megan Fox (L) and Machine Gun Kelly are seen in Tribeca after getting back together. Credit: Raymond Hall/GC Images/Getty

Elsewhere in the interview, she also talked about the difficulties she's faced in previous relationships when discussing her latest book 'Pretty Boys Are Poisonous.'

"I just think it was something inside of me that had to come out because it was gonna make me sick," Fox said.

"This is not an exposé that I wrote or a memoir," she continued. "But throughout my life, I have been in at least one physically abusive relationship and several psychologically very abusive relationships. I've only been publicly connected to a few people, but I shared energy with, I guess we could say, [some] who were horrific people and also very famous, very famous people.

"But no one knows that I was involved with those people," she added.

Featured Image Credit: Steve Granitz/FilmMagic/Getty