Machine Gun Kelly Arrested and Released, Thanks God

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
January 30, 2012|5:06 pm

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly has thanked God and his fans after being bailed out of jail Sunday for starting a flashmob.

MGK was arrested in Florida and charged with a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct during a show. MTV's 2011 Hottest Breakthrough MC winner was released just hours after a $100 bond was posted, reported TMZ.

"Just spent my entire night in f----ing Florida jail… sh-- escalated way to (sic) quick last night, it always does with us thought," wrote the rapper on Sunday afternoon.

"Thanking God that only half of us went to jail, that @216xplosive is outta the hospital, and that we get to go back to Cleveland today…"

The police report indicated "brawling" as an offense description, reported FOX 8, Cleveland's local news station.

MGK is currently on tour and played at the State Theater in St. Petersburg Sunday. His next scheduled appearance is in Los Angeles on Feb. 8.

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Also known as Richard Colson Baker, the 21-year-old rapper signed a record deal with Diddy's Bad Boy Records after igniting his career with three mixtapes.

After catching wind of the arrest, Diddy posted in response to MGK's tweet writing, "@machinegunkelly where the f--- are you at? Are you ok? Do you need Bail od a lawyer????!! Everyone hit him to see if he's ok!"

The Bad Boy Records boss continued, "WtF!!! Call me at miami (sic) cirb now!!!! Everyone hit him and tell him to call me NOW!!!! Pls thanks!!!!!"

The arrest marks the the second time the artist has been taken into custody. In Aug. 2011, Machine Gun Kelly organized a flashmob at a mall in Strongsville, Ohio and received charges of disorderly conduct the first time.

"If having fun with my fans means I have to get arrested then keep the cuffs out," MGK wrote on Twitter following the arrest. He was banned from the Strongsville Mall and forced to pay $230 in fines.

 

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