Colson Baker, better known as Machine Gun Kelly or MGK, was arrested Saturday evening for organizing a flash mob in Cleveland, Ohio’s South Park Mall. Machine Gun Kelly was taken away in handcuffs and charged with disorderly conduct.
It all began Friday on Twitter when the 21-year-old rapper tweeted the following message: “I’m thinking about doing a flash mob at a mall or something tomorrow lol cleveland should we do one while I’m home?”
The next day, Machine Gun Kelly tweeted, “Today we flash mob NO MATTER WHAT! 5pm at SouthPark mall in the foodcourt, wear disguises, dont move to your hear ‘Cleveland’ play then RAGE!”
According to witness reports, a very large group of Machine Gun Kelly’s fans gathered Saturday at South Park Mall. Mall management then asked MGK and two others who were standing on a table to step down. When the mall management’s simple request was ignored, police were called to the scene and Machine Gun Kelly was arrested. However, MGK is no longer in police custody.
After Machine Gun Kelly was released, he went back to Twitter to recap Saturday’s events: “All yall industry cats, yall wanna see a REAL movement? Holler at my fans. Today was a statement. EST till the death, lace up. Cult ****.”
Sean “Diddy” Combs announced on August 3rd that he had signed the mischievous rapper, Machine Gun Kelly, onto to his ironically named record label “Bad Boy Records.” Diddy noted that the rapper has his own movement and thousands of fans who can relate to the obstacles he faced while growing up.
MGK’s debut album, “Lace Up” will be released sometime next year.
Machine Gun Kelly’s flash mob (as well as arrest) that took place on Saturday can be viewed in the video player below.