Machine gun Kelly co-stars in Netflix’s ‘Project Power’

Blame it on Jamie Foxx’s hip-hop IQ.

That’s why rapper-actor Machine Gun Kelly immediately teamed up with his Oscar-winning co-star on the set of her Netflix movie “Project Power,” which premieres Friday.

‘I will never forget my first day of running, and I hear [my song] ‘Rap Devil’ blaring, ‘Machine Gun Kelly told The Post of the New Orleans shoot. “And I was looking for the source of the music, and it was Jamie Foxx playing it out of a loud boombox in his chair … What a fun way to start a relationship between an OG and a young up-and-comer. -comer. “

Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker, called Foxx “the most inspiring person I’ve ever been on a set.” But he had actually met the ‘Blame It’ singer before filming her new action movie.

“I had met Jamie earlier at a party in his house, found out his sister was a big fan of my music, so we had all that connection,” said Kelly, 30, who also makes headlines for dating these days. Megan Fox. (The ‘Transformers’ actress, 34, even declared Kelly her ‘achingly beautiful boy’ on Instagram.)


Machine gun Kelly turns up the heat in “Project Power.”

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Machine gun Kelly as Newt.

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After appearing in such films as’ Birdbox ‘, 2018’s’ The Dirt’ of 2018 – in which he played Tommy Lee from Mötley Crüe – and this year’s Big Time Adolescence ‘, Kelly is no stranger to the screen. He’s one of a string of hip-hop artists – from Will Smith and Ice Cube to Queen Latifah and even, yes, Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg – who have successfully transitioned from rap to drama.

“We all have a charisma that demands respect,” said Kelly, who plays Newt with power pills. “I think that’s important when you go for a camera, because there’s just less fear in you.”

But Kelly – who just released a new single, ‘My Ex’s Best Friend’, from his upcoming album ‘Tickets to My Downfall’, September 25 – said rappers should check their male egos when making movies: ‘ They are not one of those ‘I am a musician’ – – t. “They are like, ‘Yo, if you will not do it, we will call Timothy f – – King Chalamet and he will do it right now.’ ”

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