Machine Gun Kelly recently took to Instagram and introduce his mother who abandoned him when Kelly was nine years old. The musician shared a photo of himself with his mother that showed them sitting cross-legged and leaning into each other while flashing hand signs with big smiles.
Alongside the photo, MGK wrote in the caption, “introducing… my mom.” Kelly flipped two middle fingers in the photo while his mother gave a peace sign. The genre-skipping singer was born in Houston to missionary parents and his mother left home when he was age nine. MGK hinted at the childhood trauma he faced in his 2019 song Burning Memories from his fourth studio album Hotel Diablo. The rap song opens with the lyrics, “Yeah, this one’s for the mama that I never knew (Never knew); I took acid just to burn all of my memories of you.”
The song later continued, “How’d you leave your only child at nine for another dude?; Took that pain and punched my father in the stomach ’til he bled.’ MGK also rapped in the song, “All the years that you ignored me, left me sleepless in the bed; I hope that he got some kids because your only son is dead.” However, the rapper and his mom reconnected last year, with the star revealing it was his fans who encouraged him to make the move.
MGK tweeted, “Wild story but after all these years, the fans are responsible for me and my mom finally reconnecting i love you.” Meanwhile, the rapper announced in July 2020 on social media that his father died on the one-year anniversary of the release of Hotel Diablo. On the work front, MGK recently teamed up with Mod Sun for the stoner comedy Good Mourning that they co-directed, co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in. The film was inspired by MGK’s fiancee Megan Fox, who also co-stars in it.
Machine Gun Kelly’s directorial debut Good Mourning was released last month and has been widely panned. Megan and MGK announced their engagement in January after going public with their relationship in June 2020. MGK has a daughter Casie from a previous relationship with Emma Cannon. Megan shares sons Noah, Bodhi and Journey with ex-husband Brian Austin Green.