The man with a plan is also the same man that wore pink to the 2020 MTV VMAs, Machine Gun Kelly (also known as MGK). With the coronavirus and the recent death of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, MGK is pushing through causing old and new fans to notice.
Kelly is known for his most famous song “Wild Boy” with Waka Flocka Flame and “Bad Things” with Camille Cabello. Also, as an honorable mention, he made “Rap Devil” as a diss track towards Eminem.
In 2019, Kelly released his album “Hotel Diablo” which included his hit “I think I’m Okay” featuring Travis Baker and Yungblud. He also made a song that blew up called “Candy” featuring Trippie Redd.
Growing year of 2020
Fast-forwarding to 2020, Kelly dropped his first single to his upcoming album “Tickets to My Downfall” on May 1. The song “Bloody Valentine” was such an electric and brand-new style. He then hinted that he was making a music video to go with the song featuring his now girlfriend Megan Fox.
After having his fans wait 19 days for the music video, Kelly released the thrilling music video that reeled in 37 million views.
Having a whole summer to work on his upcoming album, Kelly put out his second single called “Concert for Aliens” on Aug. 4 only reaching 523 thousand views for the audio, 2.3 million views for the lyric video and 3.5 million views for the music video.
Two days after “Concert for Aliens”, he published his third single featuring Blackbear called “My Ex’s Best Friend” gaining him 6.5 million views on the lyric video, 2.4 million views on the audio and 7.3 million views for the music video.
Continuing to grow, he performed “Bloody Valentine” and “My Ex’s Best Friend” at the 2020 VMAs. His musical growth caused him to win the first award of the night for Best Alternative Video.
Kelly’s latest project involves a film with Fox, but it is delayed due to COVID-19.