In a new question-and-answer session of this year’s ShipRocked cruise, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor once again slammed Machine Gun Kelly because of his words, saying he must shut his mouth closed about bands that have been rocking for a long time.
As some of you might know, the struggle between Corey Taylor and Machine Gun Kelly had started last September after Slipknot and MGK performed at Riot Fest. At the time, MGK had said about Taylor that he “is a 50-years-old man wearing a weird mask on a stage and talking shit.” He also tweeted shortly after his words and explained why he told those words. According to him, Corey Taylor penned a verse for his Tickets To My Downfall album, but he didn’t use it as he didn’t like it.
After MGK sent those words about Corey Taylor, the Slipknot star had updated his official Twitter account to send a response to him. In his tweet, Taylor had sent screenshots of what appeared to be an e-mail conversation he had with Travis Barker, who added notes from MGK to Corey about his verse that said MGK was stoked and honored that Corey was even on it.
However, when Corey replied to those words, he had said that he was not the right guy for the track and sent good wishes for MGK and Barker, saying he hoped that they would find the right fit for the song. Later then, Kelly once again responded to Corey Taylor and said his verse was “really bad. Respectfully, I was just telling you to rewrite it because it was really bad. Respectfully. But let’s do a Britney Spears song cover together.”
Recently, Corey Taylor blasted Machine Gun Kelly in response to his recent words about rockstars. At first, Corey Taylor said the rapper-turned-rocker sent him some weird notes and that MGK and Barker wanted him to sing those words. According to Taylor, he sent an e-mail to them that said he didn’t want to do that and admitted that he thought it was done.
“For those of you that don’t know, MGK doesn’t like me very much,” Taylor said. “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 [Barker, MGK producer], 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.”
Corey Taylor Says Machine Gun Kelly Must ‘Run His Mouth About Bands That Have Been Rocking For Long Years’
Corey Taylor then got made at Machine Gun Kelly. Saying that he thought it was done until he heard MGK‘s interview after eight months, Taylor said MGK made him angry when he said rock stars are wearing comfortable shoes. Corey Taylor told MGK that he must run his mouth about bands that have been rocking for years. He also said that MGK started all those struggles between them.
“Fast forward about eight months, and Machine Gun Kelly is doing this weird Instagram Live interview with Allie from Spotify,” he added. “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 fucking run your mouth about bands that have been doing this for 20 fucking years, like in the mud, in the dirt. They’re gonna wear whatever the fuck they want. You’re gonna walk in here with your fucking black tongue and try to talk some shit on some bands that would fucking circle your ass? Fuck 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.”
When Corey continued to his words, he said MGK was not happy that fans were went to see Slipknot at their show.
“Weirdly, we’re in Chicago on the same show, and we’re playing basically at the same time,” he continued. “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 as some weird substitute teacher and pretend that you can tell us what to wear — boots, shoes, house fucking shoes, slippers. Why don’t you suck every inch of my dick? You don’t get to do that.
“And these are bands that maybe I don’t even fucking know, but guess what? I fucking respect them because they get on fucking stage and they fucking give every fucking thing they’ve got.”