Corey Taylor Elaborates on that Machine Gun Kelly Feud: “MGK doesn’t like me very much. And I don’t care”

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Here we go again, motherf’ers…

Back in the fall, rapper turned emo-somethingish guy Machine Gun Kelly and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor got into an internet fighting match for the ages. According to Taylor, the origin of the beef was due to MGK and Travis Barker asking Corey to sing on a song that he ultimately did not like and did want to collaborate on:

Things went back and forth for a bit and then apparently cooled off. However, Blabbermouth has pointed out that Taylor still harbors some feelings about the whole thing. During a Q&A portion of last week’s ShipRocked cruise, Corey expanded on the origins of the beef, his side of the story and his latest thoughts and feelings on MGK.

He kicked it off with a tasty appetizer:

“MGK doesn’t like me very much… and let me follow that up by saying I DON’T care.

“Fast forward about eight months [after turning down the collab], 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 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. … 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 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.”


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Corey Taylor is a Warner Music artist. The Pit is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.


Words by: The Pit Staff