Machine Gun Kelly Wows on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

MGK Wows on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Playing three different instruments on three different songs, Machine Gun Kelly wowed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! January 4.


Fresh off of his live New Year’s Rockin’ Eve performance, MGK kicked off the 2021 return of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Similar to his Rockin’ Eve set, the stage was decked out in the star’s signature shade of bubblegum pink. Unlike his performance on the Eve, though, this one put a great deal of his talents on display.  


Also, under the video he tweeted from the performance, fans immediately praised his choice of stage setup and setlist. “I loved how different this performance was from what you’ve done before. Keep blowing people’s minds and showing them who you are kells – it suits you,” one wrote.


Machine Gun Kelly, also known as a Colson Baker, started his Live! performance at the piano. Talented as ever, he bounced from the keys, to a trackpad, to his beloved Tickets to My Downfall guitar. While playing the three instruments, he belted out a medley of three fan favorite songs from that very album.


The Medley

Baker started his medley with “Drunk Face,” which led into “All I Know,” which features Trippie Redd on the record. Both songs are typically fun and vibrant, but these versions were more emotional and unforgiving. When given the chance to perform deep cuts live, MGK does so in a manner that plays to his strengths.


He wrapped up his revolutionary Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance by jumping into his hit single, “Bloody Valentine.” The song, his first as a pop punk artist, is as popular now as when it came out in May. It won him his first MTV Video Music Award and took him to the national American Music Awards stage.


Despite the fact that every song was stripped down, all three were passionate, gritty, and genuine.  No autotune, no backup band, and no production: just MGK and his consistently evolving talents. Machine Gun Kelly wows on Jimmy Kimmel Live! was no understatement – this medley was his best yet.


The Cleveland native is just as much of a multifaceted rockstar as he is a legendary rapper. His late night TV comeback in the new year proved that.

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