He started trying to become a YouTuber in 2018 by walking around his neighborhood and making a number of vlogs.
His theerealmykel Instagram account has earned more than 1.8 million followers. He also has a YouTube channel called Life With mykel which has over 1 million subscribers.
He shared photos of his family to Instagram in February 2020. In December 2019, he began dating fellow Instagram star Macei, but the two broke up in mid-2021. He was also romantically linked to Mya Nicole Johnson.
He is joined in The Bad Kids by Funny Mike, who started the group.