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Machine Gun Kelly Explains Why He's Using His Real Name for His Acting Career

Machine Gun Kelly Explains Why He's Using His Real Name for His Acting Career

Machine Gun Kelly is not using his stage name when he appears on-screen for acting roles and he’s explaining his decision.

The 31-year-old entertainer has his first starring role in the new Western movie The Last Son and he will be credited with his birth name.

Click inside to see MGK’s real name and to find out why he’s using it…

MGK will be going by his real name Colson Baker in the credits for his acting roles.

“I think it’s more just out of respect for the art,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “If you’re looking at a Basquiat piece and you have feelings about him personally, is that fair to the art because of how you feel about him personally?”

“There’s music and then there’s movies. I don’t feel like being Inception in a person,” he added. “Like there’s a character inside of a character inside of a character inside of a character. I’d rather it just be me playing a character in one world and then me playing a character in another world.”

MGK dropped his pants on an Instagram Live stream this week with his best friend, Pete Davidson.

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