This Friday, Colson ‘MGK‘ Baker will make his big-screen debut, starring as Kid Culprit in the romantic drama, Beyond The Lights. Since his 2012 Bad Boy/Interscope debut Lace Up and his breakout single “Wild Boy,” Kells has toured the world and shot not only Beyond The Lights, but two more as-of-yet unreleased films as well. He’s also been preparing his sophomore effort, which he says may have its first single out within weeks.
I got the opportunity to attend the screening in MGK’s hometown of Cleveland with him last week, just after hopping on the phone to talk about not only this role but what the Bad Boy rapper has in store for fans in the upcoming months. Check out a few excerpts from the interview below, as well as video of Kells premiering the movie to his friends and family in Cleveland. (P.S. I’ve heard the new single…and let’s just say that sophomore slump is something Kells won’t have to worry about!)