Machine Gun Kelly Reveals Origin Story of His Name in ‘SNL’ Promos

2021-01-29T19:30:09+00:00January 29th, 2021|

Machine Gun Kelly is the musical guest on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, but he busted out some of his acting chops for the promos alongside host John Krasinski.

The Downfalls High rapper/singer takes his spot alongside the former Office star and cast member Heidi Gardner in the two previews of Saturday’s (Jan. 30) episode, teaming up with Gardner to make Krasinski feel extra nervous.

“Big week… huge week,” she says from behind a mask adorned with blue butterflies. “But no pressure though,” Krasinski says with an awkward laugh. “No, I’m saying there’s tons of pressure… I mean it’s the first show back, the first show of 2021, the first show since Trump…,” she piles on.

“Okay, okay I get it!” the Jack Ryan star responds. “No, no, no, she’s right, you better be funny,” MGK chimes in with a hard stare.

In the second clip, Gardner asks the MC-turned-pop-punker (born Richard Colson Baker) how he came up with his stage name. “Oh, my mother’s maiden name is Machine Gun,” he jokes.

MGK recently released the 50-minute Downfalls High — the companion movie to his Billboard 200 No. 1 album Tickets to My Downfall — which he wrote and directed with Mod Sun and which features frequent collaborator Travis Barker, Sydney Sweeney, Chase Hudson, Trippie Redd, Blackbear, Iann Dior and Maggie Lindemann.

Watch the promos below.

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