Machine Gun Kelly was born on April 22, 1990, in

Houston to missionary parents Baker and

His family traveled around the world

lived in Egypt for the first 4 years of their lives

He moved to Chicago, Denver and Cleveland in

Germany as well as across the United States

Baker's mother left home at the age of nine

Baker's mother left home at the age of nine

she and her father moved to Denver to live with Baker's aunt

Baker's father struggled with depression and unemployment

Baker says he had just two school outfits

was bullied by children in her neighborhood

He began listening to rap in the sixth grade when

He attended Hamilton Middle School

School in Denver with an ethnically diverse student body

While they lived in Cleveland, Baker attended Shaker Heights High School