Singer Machine Gun Kelly is in a major beef with Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour fame.
According to Taylor, the feud all started when he decided that he didn’t want to work with MGK and Travis Barker on a track together. Although he initially accepted the offer of collaboration, he decided to decline further participation when he didn’t feel like he was the right guy for the track.
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Corey Taylor Doesn’t Like ‘People Airing Private S— Like A Child’
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. pic.twitter.com/pkhweg1Ptn
— PANDEMIC! AT THE DISCO (@CoreyTaylorRock) September 20, 2021
Back in September, the “Psychosocial” singer tweeted an exchange between the three of them, showing Taylor turning down a collaboration.
“I don’t like people airing private s— like a child,” he wrote. “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.”
The first message reads, “Yo Corey! We love it. Peep these notes from Kels. It’s super f—in close.”
“Yo Trav !! got super inspired again after listening to Corey’s vocals on ‘Can’t Look Back’ and added some guitars over his part so it’s kicks u in the face right when his voice comes in.”
“1) can u tell him he f—in killed it and im stoked and HONORED he is even on it wtf !!!!”
“2) I’ve been watching the news lately about the war and the state of everything and it made me look at the song a different way, like soldiers need a song to stay alive to. a song to fight too. keep them going. I added a bridge that makes the last chorus pretty powerful I think u and him will dig it.”
“3) I sent Corey an idea for the second half of his verse and he can obviously say f— it but it would be sick to see if it inspired anything or if he could try it like that.”
“4) I laid a demo scream-ish type track under his first part of the verse that would be dope to hear in his psychosocial voice.”
“5) f— yea tell him he rocks.”
Corey Taylor Changes His Mind: ‘Nothing Personal’
However, Corey decided he didn’t want to do the track after all. The next day, he sent back a message declining his participation in the collaboration.
“Hey man – Sorry I missed your call last night btw – I’m on Dad Hours haha,” he began.
“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,” he concluded. “If I can help in any way, let me know. All the best – CT.”
Things went back and forth a few times since then, but apparently, Taylor still harbors some bad blood towards MGK.
Corey Taylor: ‘Machine Gun Kelly Doesn’t Like Me Very Much… I DON’T Care’
During a Q&A portion of the ShipRocked cruise, Talyor answered questions about his feud with MGK, which was transcribed by The Pit.
“MGK doesn’t like me very much… and let me follow that up by saying I DON’T care,” he began.
“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,” Taylor explained. “And he goes off on this f—ing 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 f—.”
“You’ve been here for five minutes, basically, and you’re gonna f—ing run your mouth about bands that have been doing this for 20 f—ing years, like in the mud, in the dirt,” he went on. “They’re gonna wear whatever the f— they want. You’re gonna walk in here with your f—ing black tongue and try to talk some shit on some bands that would f—ing circle your ass? F— you.”
“So when I had my opportunity to say something, I did,” he added. “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,” he went on. “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 f—ing 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 f—ing shoes, slippers…”
“Why don’t you suck every inch of my d—? You don’t get to do that. And these are bands that maybe I don’t even f—ing know, but guess what? I f—ing respect them because they get on f—ing stage and they f—ing give every f—ing thing they’ve got.”
Fans can watch Corey Taylor break down their full beef in the almost 5-minute (uncensored!) video below!