Corey Taylor Blasts Machine Gun Kelly For Being Disrespectful To Rock Bands
During a question and answer event at this year’s ShipRocked cruise, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor once again touched upon his feud with Machine Gun Kelly. Taylor harshly criticized Kelly for being disrespectful to rock musicians.
The feud between Taylor and Kelly goes back to a verse in Kelly’s ‘Tickets to My Downfall’ album released in 2020. According to MGK, Corey Taylor was planning to contribute to a song, however, the part Taylor recorded was really bad and Kelly wanted him to rearrange it. On the other hand, Taylor claimed that MGK wanted to do a tune together with him but he didn’t like the tune and refused to sing his words.
Later on, Corey Taylor joined an interview in February of last year and blasted the artists who change their musical direction without directly saying Kelly’s name. Then, when Slipknot and Machine Gun Kelly performed together in Riot Fest, Kelly hinted at Slipknot and mocked their stage costumes. Kelly’s words on Slipknot on the stage went viral and the two kept targeting each other on Twitter.
Lastly during the Q&A after his show at ShipRocked cruise, Slipknot’s frontman was asked about his feud with Machine Gun Kelly. Corey Taylor summed it up from the beginning and claimed that Kelly started the whole thing rather than him. Taylor stated that he just responded to what MGK said. He also added that Kelly disrespected the rock bands who have been doing this job for years by telling them what to wear or how to behave on stage.
Corey Taylor’s statements on his feud with Machine Gun Kelly:
“For those of you that don’t know, MGK doesn’t like me very much. And let me follow that up by saying I don’t care. I won’t fill you in on the whole fucking story because you can go online and look it all up. However, I will say this: he maintains that I started it. The truth is he started it. Now, I will explain to you why.
If you don’t know, they asked me to do a tune with him. They sent it to me. I didn’t dig it. And I tried to do something with it because of my respect for Travis because he and I worked together before. They sent me these really weird notes and they wanted me to sing his words. And I just said, ‘I’m not gonna do it.’ And I sent an e-mail. I posted that e-mail. And I didn’t hear back from him. And I thought it was done.
Fast forward about eight months, and Machine Gun Kelly is doing this weird Instagram Live interview with Allie from Spotify. And he goes off on this fucking rant about rock stars and comfortable shoes. It sounds as smart as you think it is. I mean, spit was coming out of his face. And I’m watching it and I’m going, ‘You fuck. You’ve been here for five minutes, basically, and you’re gonna f*cking run your mouth about bands that have been doing this for 20 fucking years, like in the mud, in the dirt.
He continued by saying:
They’re gonna wear whatever the f*ck they want. You’re gonna walk in here with your f*cking black tongue and try to talk some shit on some bands that would f*cking circle your ass? F*ck you.’ So when I had my opportunity to say something, I did. And I didn’t call him out. I just said what I said about people failing in one genre and sliding over to another. And that upset him. Weirdly, we’re in Chicago on the same show, and we’re playing basically at the same time.
And he wasn’t happy that there were a lot of people at our show — and I do mean a lot. But he, to this day, maintains that I started it. It’s, like, the only reason I said what I said is because he said what he said. You don’t get to walk into a genre with the history, with the work. The fact that this genre really doesn’t get the fucking respect that it deserves.
You don’t get to walk in like some weird substitute teacher and pretend that you can tell us what to wear — boots, shoes, house f*cking shoes, slippers. Why don’t you suck every inch of my d*ck? You don’t get to do that. And these are bands that maybe I don’t even f*cking know, but guess what? I f*cking respect them because they get on f*cking stage and they f*cking give every f*cking thing they’ve got.”
Apparently, Corey Taylor tried to clarify the situation as he emphasized again and again that he didn’t initiate the whole discussion. This issue doesn’t look like it will end anytime soon. It is very likely that we will hear new statements from both sides in the upcoming days.