Slipknot fans are not quick to forget what Machine Gun Kelly said recently, continuing the ongoing. feud at this past weekend’s Aftershock Festival. While the scene was nowhere near as negative as Louder than Life a few weeks ago, there was still some pushback to MGK’s performance.
MGK’s onstage quote that started everything a few weeks ago while Slipknot were playing at the same time was “Hey, you all know what I’m really happy that I’m not doing? Being 50 years old, wearing a fuckin’ weird mask on a fuckin’ stage. Fuckin’ shit. So anyway, what’s every’s favorite candy? Reese’s Pieces?”
After getting a ton of media for his quote, MGK tweeted the next day alluding to Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor being bitter for being rejected on a guest spot on MGK’s recent punk album, Tickets to My Downfall. MGK wrote “Corey did a verse for a song on Tickets To My Downfall album, it was fucking terrible, so I didn’t use it. He got mad about it, and talked shit to a magazine about the same album he was almost on. Y’alls stories are all off. Just admit he’s bitter.”
At this point, Taylor had heard enough and responded. “I don’t like people airing private shit like a child. So this is all I’ll say: I didn’t do the track because I don’t like when people try to ‘write’ for me. I said no to them. So without further ado…. #receipts. This is all I’m going to say about it,” Taylor tweeted.
The two screenshots are of an email exchange between Taylor and Travis Barker, the producer of Machine Gun Kelly’s pop punk album. The first email comes from Barker and passes along notes from MGK (referred to as Kel) where MGK noted that Taylor “killed it” on the vocals and that MGK was honored to have him on the track. MGK goes on to say he added a bridge and another verse to the track and recorded a demo track of how he thought Taylor should sing the song, particularly in the style that Taylor used on Slipknot’s “Psychosocial.”
The second screenshot provides Taylor’s response to Barker saying “So I listened to the ideas and to be honest, I don’t think I’m the right guy for the track. Nothing personal, I just think if this is what MGK is looking for, someone else is the guy to do it. It’s all good and I’m stoked for him — I hope you guys find the right fit for it. Hope you understand and I wish you guys the best with it. If I can help in any way, let me know.”
MGK started his set saying “How the fuck you feelin’ Aftershock?” MGK said at the beginning of his set. “Mixed opinions. I love you so much. This morning I was like, ‘Do we get on the plane and go to this?’ I was sitting there thinking about the last festival we did where this 10-year-old got her poster ripped up just for liking me. I’m doing this show for her and everyone who came to see us.”
Footage of MGK being pelted can be seen below:
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