Longtime fans of Machine Gun Kelly are quite aware of his strong bond with his daughter Casie Colson Baker. In 2009 he became a father, and the musician keeps raving about his daughter. A look at his Instagram shows just how close the duo are — as in the case of a July photo “dump,” which saw Kelly wearing matching hats with Casie, watching the sunset and bonding backstage. However, MGK also spoke about what it’s like to raise her as she ages.
“I trust her opinion more than my own now,” MGK said during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show. “She has her finger on the pulse, or if I make a song and it’s the right one, she’ll confirm it.” Casie – whose picture was the musician’s lock screen wallpaper at the time – isn’t one to mince words, he explained, adding that she tells him if his songs are “crap.”
While raising a teenager is tough, MGK claims Casie is his “best friend,” and a recent call from her school proved it was mutual.
Machine Gun Kelly reveals how Casie Colson Baker stood up for him
In an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, Machine Gun Kelly spoke about dealing with stress and emotions with the help of girlfriend Megan Fox and daughter Casie Colson Baker. According to the musician, his daughter not only supports him, but also supports him. However, Casie’s protective instincts towards her father got her into some trouble.
“I got a call once [and] Her school was like, ‘Hey, so your daughter messed with this boy,’ and I was like, ‘What happened?'” MGK told Barrymore. “And they said, ‘The boy was talking bad about you.’ ” The musician smirked at his daughter’s bravery and explained that although he kept her from causing any more trouble for his sake, he didn’t take offense at her.
“I was like, ‘Nice job, don’t ever do that again, but I love you so much,'” the singer added. Of course, MGK clarified that he prefers to be the one to advocate for her because “it’s worth living to see her happy” (via Yahoo! Finance).
Machine Gun Kelly opens up about protecting his daughter
While Machine Gun Kelly had a difficult relationship with his parents, he’s determined to do better with Casie Colson Baker. The musician also noted that his generation “understands kids better because [they] were the misunderstood generation.” He tries to make his daughter feel loved and supported, even taking a flight with no sleep to see her concert.
On The Drew Barrymore Show, MGK explained that even the way Casie walks has a “pure leap” because “she’s so looking forward to life.” He then said he prays “to every god in existence that she keeps that leap forever.” MGK said he would face “any torture that would come her way” to keep her from “becoming depraved with what the world has to offer.”
Doting dad might not be the first thing that springs to mind when MGK’s name comes up, but the musician makes it very clear that Casie is number 1 in his life.