LEGAL NAME: Nakota Graham Witter
ALIAS: Machine Gun Kelly
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/22/90
YEARS OF AGE: 30 years old
PLACE OF BIRTH: Put-in-Bay, Ohio
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Los Angeles, California
PARENT(S): Raymond (father; deceased), Angela (mother; deceased)
SEXUAL ORIENTATION: Heterosexual
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single
FACT: I have over 18 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
FACT: I am left-hand dominant.
FACT: My comfort show is Dawson's Creek.
FACT: If I could live anywhere in the world, I'd live somewhere in New Zealand.
FACT: My favorite meal is steak smothered with onions and mushrooms.
FACT: One thing on my bucket list is to go sky diving.
𝑁𝑎𝑘𝑜𝑡𝑎 𝐺𝑟𝑎𝘩𝑎𝑚 𝑊𝑖𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟 was born at the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital on April 22, 1990, to his parents, Raymond and Angela Witter. He grew up in a small village called Put-In-Bay located on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. His parents were very hands-off when it came to parenting. His father owned his own lucrative fishing charter business while his mother was an office assistant at a hair salon. Growing up as an only child, he spent many days out of the house playing with kids in his village until late at night. While he knew that his parents loved him, he basically raised himself. At a young age, Witter was able to pick up on street smarts from the local kids that he hung around with.
Throughout the rest of his childhood and adolescence, things drastically changed for young Witter. His mother left when Nakota was 12 to be with a man that she met. The was on the island for vacation and offered Angela promises of a better life, and she fell head over heels. A few months after she left, she served Raymond with divorce papers. It was now just the two of them - Raymond and Nakota. Amidst the tragedy of his mother leaving, the upside that came out of it was that father and son formed a close-knit bond.
In the middle of high school, Witter excelled when it came to drawing and making music. At the age of 15, he became an apprentice at Voodoo Monkey Tattoo. During his sophomore year of high school, Witter decided to complete his GED to the dismay of his father and pursue music. He even gave up his apprenticeship and abandoned his impressive portfolio to pursue a dream that may or may not happen. At 16, he released his first mixtape, “Stamp of Approval” (2006), and helped his reputation and profile to grow, allowing him to perform at venues outside of Put-In-Pay. His stage name “Machine Gun Kelly”, was coined by fans as they were impressed with his swift delivery in regards to rap.
In April of 2011, Witter was signed to an independent label by the name of Pinnacle Music Group. He still continues to climb music’s everlasting mountain.