Who is Emma Cannon?
Emma was born in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is a business owner who gained considerable attention and media coverage due to her past relationship with famous rapper and actor Machine Gun Kelly, aka MGK.
Early life and family
Emma is of African American ancestry and was raised in a middle-class family; Emma’s father reportedly worked in the hospitality business, while her mother is a homemaker. Little else is known about her childhood and early life, since Emma is a very private person, and hasn’t shared a lot of information about her personal life with the public.
Relationship with MGK
Emma and Machine Gun Kelly began dating around 2008, after meeting at a Blink-182 concert. At the time, MGK was nowhere near the celebrity status he enjoys today, and was still an aspiring rapper trying to break into the industry.
On 24 July 2009, Emma gave birth to their daughter, Casie Colson Baker, which brought them closer together, and MGK has since spoken publicly about the immense love and respect he has for Emma as the mother of his child. Despite their eventual separation, the couple has managed to maintain a healthy co-parenting relationship, focusing on providing a stable and loving environment for their daughter.
MGK’s career took off in 2010 with the release of his debut mixtape, “100 Words and Running”. As his fame and success grew, so did the media’s attention on his personal life. Despite this, Emma remained steadfast in her commitment to privacy, rarely appearing in public or engaging with the media.
The couple’s relationship came to an end a few months later, and it’s speculated that MGK’s focus on his music career and growing fame is what drove them to break up.
In 2013, MGK released “Her Song”, which is apparently dedicated to Emma; it references their teenage relationship, and reveals the regret he feels for how he treated her in the past.
Where is she today?
Following the end of her relationship with MGK, Emma has continued to live a life away from the spotlight. Aside from co-parenting Casie, she has since graduated from Texas University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. Today, she’s running a clothing store in Cleveland, which is her primary source of income.
Emma remained on amicable terms with MGK, who also spends a lot of time with their daughter. In 2021, Casie joined her father at the American Music Awards red-carpet event, making her first public appearance. They wore matching black and silver outfits and their adorable photos from the event drove a lot of positive comments on social media.
Machine Gun Kelly Wiki Bio
Colson Baker, better known as Machine Gun Kelly was born on 22 April 1990, in Houston, Texas, USA. He’s a rapper, musician, and actor, recognized for his unique blend of hip-hop and alternative rock music.
MGK was born to Christian missionary parents, and spent most of his childhood moving around various cities in the US, and even to other countries including Egypt and Germany. His mother left the family when he was nine years old, so he was primarily raised by his father.
MGK’s love for music started at an early age, and he began rapping when he was only 14 years old. He attended Shaker Heights High School in Ohio, where he honed his craft and started performing at local clubs., and aged 16, MGK started to attract a following and began to make a name for himself in the local music scene. In 2009, he released his debut mixtape, “Stamp of Approval”, which garnered a lot of attention and helped him build a fan base.
In the following year, MGK signed with Bad Boy Records, owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs, releasing his second mixtape, “Lace Up” a few months later. The mixtape was a commercial success and helped MGK gain more recognition in the music industry.
In 2012, MGK released his debut studio album also entitled “Lace Up”. It peaked at #4 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and featured collaborations with artists such as Lil Jon, Waka Flocka Flame, and DMX, receiving primarily positive reviews from critics. MGK’s music style continued to evolve, and he began incorporating elements of punk rock into his music, which helped him attract a new fan base.
MGK’s success continued to grow, and he became known not only for his music but also for his energetic and unpredictable live performances. He started touring extensively, and his shows became known for their wild energy and mosh pits.
MGK released his second studio album, entitled “General Admission” in 2015, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart, and featured some of MGK’s biggest hit singles, such as “Till I Die” and “A Little More”.
Three years later, MGK released his third studio album, “Binge,” which debuted at #24 on the Billboard 200 chart. However, this period in his career was marked more by a feud with the rapper Eminem who criticized MGK in his album “Kamikaze”. In response, MGK released the diss track “Rap Devil”, a parody of Eminem’s chart-topping single “Rap God”. Eminem then responded with another diss track, “Killshot”. The feud eventually resolved without a real conclusion, and is today regarded as actually largely beneficial to both rappers.
In 2020, MGK released his fourth studio album, entitled “Tickets to My Downfall”, which marked a significant departure from his previous music. It featured a pop-punk sound and was produced by Blink-182’s Travis Barker. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it MGK’s first album to top the Billboard chart on release. The album featured collaborations with artists such as Halsey, Trippie Redd, and blackbear, and received critical acclaim. The lead single, “Bloody Valentine”, was also a huge commercial success, and helped MGK reach an even bigger audience.
“Tickets to My Downfall” marked a turning point in MGK’s career, and he has since fully embraced the new sound and style. He stated in interviews that he had always been a fan of pop-punk, and that he wanted to make an album that paid homage to the genre. The album’s success helped him reach a new audience and solidified his status as a versatile artist.
In August 2021, MGK announced that he was working on a follow-up album, which will be entitled “Mainstream Sellout”, but as of April 2023, the album hasn’t been released yet.
In addition to his music career, MGK has also pursued acting, making his film debut in the 2014 musical drama “Beyond the Lights”. He’s since appeared in several other movies, including “The Dirt” (2019) a biopic about the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.
In 2022, he wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy film “Good Mourning”, which follows a successful actor who is forced to choose between his career and pursuing the love of his life. The movie also featured appearances from celebrities such as Pete Davidson, Avril Lavigne, and Amber Rose. However, MGK’s passion project wasn’t well received, and earned him the 2023 Razzie Award for Worst Director.
MGK’s love life has been a topic of discussion, particularly in the past few years. In 2015, he briefly dated model and actress Amber Rose, however, it was his relationship with the actress Megan Fox which truly captivated the media’s attention. The two started dating in May 2020, and have since appeared together at numerous public events. Their relationship sparked controversy due to their very public displays of affection and strange public statements, which include the claim that they’ve drunk each other’s blood.
The couple became engaged in January 2022, however, in early 2023 it was reported that they separated, and were trying to work on their issues through couple’s therapy. Their relationship status remains unclear.
MGK has been open about his struggles with substance abuse and mental health. In 2020, he revealed that he had been sober for several months and that he had sought help for his addictions. He has also been vocal about his struggles with depression and anxiety, and has used his platform to raise awareness about mental health issues.
As of April 2023, MGK’s net worth has been estimated at more than $25 million.