So much for “The Blonde Don.” Though Machine Gun Kelly has been rocking a beachy, shoulder-length head of flaxen hair recently, the rapper-turned-emo-rocker whose twitter handle refers to his luxurious locks appears to have gone commando for his next project.
“i shaved my head for this @_ColeBennett_ “papercuts” tomorrow 9pm,” MGK tweeted on Tuesday night (August 10) along with snap of his FaceTime chat with director Bennett in which Kelly can be seen in the top right with a chrome dome featuring a geometric symbol covering the top of his head.
The big reveal came a day after MGK announced that he’s re-teamed with pal producer/drummer Travis Barker for his next album, Born With Horns. Not only did the pals hit the studio again for Kelly’s upcoming sixth album, but they revealed that they’d gotten matching tattoos on their forearms with the title. Colson also has the title of his 2019 album, Hotel Diablo, inked on the back of his head.
Barker helped the 31-year-old alternative hip-hop act shift into the pop-punk sound for his last studio effort, Tickets to My Downfall, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in October. The LP was MGK’s first No. 1 album and the first No. 1 rock project on the all-genre albums chart in more than a year. Tickets also scored the award for best rock album at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.
MGK teased the first single from Born With Horns on Instagram last week, and the Cole Bennett-directed accompanying visual for single “Paper Cuts” will be released on Wednesday (August 11) at midnight ET.
— blonde don (@machinegunkelly) August 11, 2021