Machine Gun Kelly And Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Are Beefing

It all kicked off when MGK lashed out at Slipknot on stage at Riot Fest, and it was all downhill from there.

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As the old saying goes, it’s bold for a man who dyed his tongue black to insult another man for wearing a funny mask.

While performing at Riot Fest on Sunday night, Machine Gun Kelly paused between songs to hurl shit at Slipknot who were performing at the same time across the ground. “You all want to know what I’m happy that I’m not doing?” MGK asked the crowd. “Being 50 years old wearing a fucking weird mask on the fucking stage. Fucking shit.”

Which seemed like a bit of a random insult — but it wasn’t. In an interview with Cutter’s Rockcast earlier this year, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor had gone in on an artist who sounded suspiciously like MGK.

“I’m the worst old fogey dude shaking his cane ever,” said Taylor, talking about modern rock. “And I hate everything. I hate all new rock for the most part. I [hate] the artists who failed in one genre and decided to go rock — and I think he knows who he is. But that’s another story. I’m the worst. And I hate everything. And people are used to that with me, though.”

A short time after the onstage comments, the beef moved to Twitter. MGK claimed that Taylor wrote a “fucking terrible” verse for his album, which was scrapped — and that was the reason why Taylor went off in the podcast originally.

It didn’t take long for Taylor to hit back and say MGK was barking up the wrong tree. “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,” Taylor wrote on Twitter.

MGK then jumped in a reply, saying Taylor’s verse was just “really bad”.

Taylor hasn’t responded to the last dig — and MGK appeared to have the last word:

Something tells me this isn’t the last we hear of this beef.