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Machine Gun Kelly Opens Up On ‘Issue’ With Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

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Machine Gun Kelly Opens Up On ‘Issue’ With Slipknot’s Corey Taylor

Machine Gun Kelly has opened up on the issues he's had with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor.

There hasn't been much love lost between Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) and Corey Taylor, lead singer of heavy metal band Slipknot.

Last year MGK tore into the Slipknot frontman while on stage at Riot Fest, saying he was glad he wasn't '50 years old wearing a f*****g weird mask on a f*****g stage'.

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Wearing masks is a famous trademark of Slipknot's, and Corey Taylor understood the message was aimed directly at his band.

He hit back at Machine Gun Kelly with the message 'I don't like people airing private s**t like a child' accompanied by a series of screenshots over a failed attempt at collaboration between the pair.

They showed a couple of emails suggesting changes on a song to Taylor, and the Slipknot singer responding that he didn't think he was 'the right guy for the track' and wishing MGK all the best.

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Machine Gun Kelly was on stage at Riot Fest when he made the dig at Slipknot. Credit: Alamy
Machine Gun Kelly was on stage at Riot Fest when he made the dig at Slipknot. Credit: Alamy

MGK has opened up on his spat with Taylor in his new Disney+ documentary Machine Gun Kelly's Life In Pink, where he admitted he 'should have handled it differently'.

Laying out how all the trouble started over a track on his album Tickets To My Downfall, he said: "It's funny, the whole Slipknot issue. It isn't even Slipknot, it's just a Corey issue.

"The whole situation is unfortunate because I think both of us let our egos get in the way. I was a fan of Slipknot, I was a fan of Corey that's why I asked him to get on Tickets [To My Downfall].

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"He had mutual respect too because he cut a verse, I kinda had to give notes back like 'oh this wasn't exactly what I was looking for, can we try this?' Respectfully he was like no, so I was like cool and we didn't use it."

Slipknot lead singer Corey Taylor had been trying to collaborate with Machine Gun Kelly for a song on the album 'Tickets To My Downfall'. Credit: Alamy
Slipknot lead singer Corey Taylor had been trying to collaborate with Machine Gun Kelly for a song on the album 'Tickets To My Downfall'. Credit: Alamy

While that all sounds pretty friendly, MGK explains that his issues with Taylor started when he heard the Slipknot frontman speaking on a podcast.

Taylor had been talking about his 'hate' for 'artists who failed in one genre and decided to go rock', following that up with by saying 'I think he knows who he is'.

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That was seen as a dig by Kelly, who said in the documentary 'that narrative always confused me' and soon after hit back with his own comments during his performance at Riot Fest.

Looking back on the whole thing, Machine Gun Kelly admits he could have spoken to Taylor and just asked him 'hey dude, why would you say that?'.

Machine Gun Kelly's Life In Pink is available to view on Disney+

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Music, Machine Gun Kelly

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