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MGK Opens Up About Balancing Fame & Fatherhood In New Doc — Meet His Daughter’s Mom

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Machine Gun Kelly, Casie Baker

As part of his new Hulu documentary, "Life In Pink," Machine Gun Kelly is giving a rare insight into his life as a father.

MGK, whose real name is Colson Baker, is seen balancing fame and fatherhood as he raises his daughter, Casie Colson Baker, in between traveling for work.

MGK appeared alongside his 12-year-old daughter on the American Music Awards red carpet earlier this year.

Their father-daughter bond is seen in full effect in the Hulu doc as MGK proudly shows off the home where Casie was born, flies through the night to make it to her volleyball game and discusses how his daughter saved him from his addiction.

With this new insight into his life, fans may be curious about his ex-girlfriend and baby mama Emma Cannon.

Who is MGK's ex-girlfriend, Emma Cannon?

Emma Cannon is the mother of MGK's daughter Casie. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio with their daughter.

There is little known information about her as she doesn't have social media.

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The rapper is now engaged to Megan Fox, who has three kids. Her oldest is three years younger than Casie and the kids reportedly get along well together. 

Emma Cannon and Machine Gun Kelly dated as teenagers.

The two met before MGK became famous. The "Midnight In The Switchgrass" star moved to Cleveland with his father after his parents separated. 

Prior to this MGK's parents were traveling missionaries. After MGK was born in Houston, Texas, his family moved to Egypt where he grew up until he was five years old. He then moved to Kenya, Germany, and finally the U.S. where he met Cannon as a teenager. 

Reportedly, Cannon and Machine Gun Kelly met at a Blink-182 concert and dated before the rapper went into the rock/rap scene. 

Emma Cannon and MGK had Casie when he was 18.

After releasing his first two mixtapes, MGK was a rising star in Cleveland as a teenager.

In July 2009, Cannon gave birth to Casie when MGK was 18 years old. 

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MGK’s song ‘Her Song’ is rumored to be about his daughter’s mother.

The 2013 song reflects on how MGK’s rise to fame came with some compromises including losing love along the way.

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“I’m just out here chasing my dreams girl/But it’s crazy cause that dream cost me my dream girl/Promise you I wouldn’t change before I left/Now I think leaving is the one thing I regret.”

MGK praised Casie's mom on Mother's Day.

In a heartfelt post on Mother's Day in 2020, the singer wrote, "my daughter has an amazing mom. Big love to all the young moms out there."

The two seem like they have an amicable bond because of their daughter. Cannon and MGK seem to have co-parenting under control as the rapper spends plenty of time with his young daughter.

MGK also posted for her on Mother's Day, writing back in 2013, “Happy Mother’s Day to the best mother I’ve seen first hand.”

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Megan Hatch is a writer at YourTango who covers news & entertainment, love & relationships, and internet culture. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.