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Machine Gun Kelly Mourns The Loss Of His Father In Heartbreaking Post: 'I've Never Felt A Pain This Deep'

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Machine Gun Kelly has shared some heartbreaking news.

On Sunday, the rapper had planned to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his fourth studio album Hotel Diablo, but his plans had to be placed on hold after his father “took his last breath.”

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Along with a carousel of images, including the album art and performance shots, the 30-year-old penned to Instagram:

“‪i had plans for the one year anniversary of Hotel Diablo today.‬..
‪that album was everything i wanted to say and i know it’s close to my fans…‬

‪but my father took his last breath this morning, and ive never felt a pain this deep in my life.‬

‪i’m setting my phone down. ‬
‪love you.
thank you guys for everything.”

He did not elaborate on the cause of death or any other information about his father, but just a few days ago, in a profile piece published in The New York Times, it was revealed he and his dad had recently reconciled. The article made mention the patriarch was in a hospital in Denver with an illness (not related to COVID-19). MGK shared:

“It sucks because I really just want to just scream and cry and sit in my room and just wait for someone to come tell me it’s going to be all good.”

Ugh. So so sad.

The musician, whose real name is Colson Baker, added:

“He’s so stoked that I’m playing guitar now. He called me the other day and told me that he’s really starting to enjoy my music. And he’s super proud of me.”

Baker seemingly bounced around in childhood, with two parents who served as missionaries in Texas, Kenya, and Egypt. After his mother left the family, he and his father first settled down in Denver, Colorado before later relocating to Cleveland, Ohio.

It was in Cleveland where he got his start in music as a pre-teen, where he was bullied for not only being scrawny, but for making beats. Reflecting on his 11-year-old self, he shared:

“I was just always roaming, the hallways, rapping for everybody.”

Though he had high hopes to one day appear on stages and having fans sing to his lyrics as he performed, his peers seemed skeptical:

“They were like, ‘Dude, shut up. We’re in math class. In Cleveland.”

If nothing else, at least the artist had his dad’s blessing in the end. We’re sending our love to Colson and his family during this difficult time.

[Image via WENN/Instar.]

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Jul 06, 2020 10:00am PDT

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