The reason Machine Gun Kelly has changed his name

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By Nasima Khatun

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Word on the street is that Machine Gun Kelly has changed his name and now we know why.

Now, rumors that the 33-year-old, whose real name is Colson Baker, has amended his name have been swirling around ever since he decided to post a carousel on Instagram with the simple caption "Machine."

Fans took to the comments and wondered if the star was hinting that he was dropping the "Gun Kelly" to just go by the simple moniker.

Have a look at the post below:

Taking to the comments section, many questioned what was going on.

"Should we call you machine now?", one user questioned, while another added their own suggestions into the mix writing: "I prefer Kells or Colson."

A third also chimed in stating: "Will always be Cleveland MGK / Colson to me."

However, the 'Bloody Valentine' singer's name on the social media platform still remained "the gunner" which seems like maybe he isn't dropping the full title.

Who knows at this point?

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Machine Gun Kelly is allegedly changing his name to just "Machine." Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty

One thing we do know is that this potential change came after some fans attended one of MGK's concerts holding a sign that read: "Change your name!!!"

When asked about the message behind the sign from the artist himself, the owners replied: "We want you to change your name. We want to take out the 'Machine Gun' so we don't glorify machine guns. Just take out the 'Machine Gun.'"

"What do you think?", MGK asked the crowd at the event to which he was met with cheers.

Then after a few seconds, a chant broke out with the audience shouting "change your name" repeatedly.

While he didn't mention any further details about whether he planned to go through with the change or not, Entertainment Tonight 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 from now on."

The two fans, who go by Chad and JT on social media, later took to Twitter and reposted all the clips in a montage alongside the caption: "Machine Gun Kelly has officially changed his name to Machine. Do you guys think our sign worked?"

And it seems as though other fans are also on board with the new name.

"Once again you guys are changing the world," one user wrote.

Another also joined the conversation writing: "That's one of the coolest things ever if he really goes by Machine now," however they did point out that Bert Kreischer, who goes by the same name, "may have some trademark or copyright infringements to call his lawyers about."

"Not glorifying guns -- nice," they added in their comment.

What do you think about the alleged change? Does it suit him?

Featured Image Credit: Arturo Holmes/WireImage/Getty

The reason Machine Gun Kelly has changed his name

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Word on the street is that Machine Gun Kelly has changed his name and now we know why.

Now, rumors that the 33-year-old, whose real name is Colson Baker, has amended his name have been swirling around ever since he decided to post a carousel on Instagram with the simple caption "Machine."

Fans took to the comments and wondered if the star was hinting that he was dropping the "Gun Kelly" to just go by the simple moniker.

Have a look at the post below:

Taking to the comments section, many questioned what was going on.

"Should we call you machine now?", one user questioned, while another added their own suggestions into the mix writing: "I prefer Kells or Colson."

A third also chimed in stating: "Will always be Cleveland MGK / Colson to me."

However, the 'Bloody Valentine' singer's name on the social media platform still remained "the gunner" which seems like maybe he isn't dropping the full title.

Who knows at this point?

wp-image-1263237924 size-full
Machine Gun Kelly is allegedly changing his name to just "Machine." Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty

One thing we do know is that this potential change came after some fans attended one of MGK's concerts holding a sign that read: "Change your name!!!"

When asked about the message behind the sign from the artist himself, the owners replied: "We want you to change your name. We want to take out the 'Machine Gun' so we don't glorify machine guns. Just take out the 'Machine Gun.'"

"What do you think?", MGK asked the crowd at the event to which he was met with cheers.

Then after a few seconds, a chant broke out with the audience shouting "change your name" repeatedly.

While he didn't mention any further details about whether he planned to go through with the change or not, Entertainment Tonight 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 from now on."

The two fans, who go by Chad and JT on social media, later took to Twitter and reposted all the clips in a montage alongside the caption: "Machine Gun Kelly has officially changed his name to Machine. Do you guys think our sign worked?"

And it seems as though other fans are also on board with the new name.

"Once again you guys are changing the world," one user wrote.

Another also joined the conversation writing: "That's one of the coolest things ever if he really goes by Machine now," however they did point out that Bert Kreischer, who goes by the same name, "may have some trademark or copyright infringements to call his lawyers about."

"Not glorifying guns -- nice," they added in their comment.

What do you think about the alleged change? Does it suit him?

Featured Image Credit: Arturo Holmes/WireImage/Getty