During a recent question-and-answer portion of his show aboard this year’s ShipRocked cruise, Taylor revisited his feud with MGK, telling the audience: “For those of you that don’t know, MGK doesn’t like me very much. And let me follow that up by saying I don’t care.
“I won’t fill you in on the whole f*cking story because you can go online and look it all up. However, I will say this: he maintains that I started it. The truth is he started it. Now, I will explain to you why.
“If you don’t know, they asked me to do a tune with him,” he continued. “They sent it to me. I didn’t dig it. And I tried to do something with it because of my respect for Travis, because he and I worked together before. They sent me these really weird notes and they wanted me to sing his words. And I just said, ‘I’m not gonna do it.’ And I sent an e-mail. I posted that e-mail. And I didn’t hear back from him. And I thought it was done. Fast forward about eight months, and Machine Gun Kelly is doing this weird Instagram Live interview with Allie from Spotify.
“And he goes off on this f*cking 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*ck. You’ve been here for five minutes, basically, and you’re gonna f*cking run your mouth about bands that have been doing this for 20 f*cking years, like in the mud, in the dirt.
“They’re gonna wear whatever the f*ck they want. You’re gonna walk in here with your f*cking black tongue and try to talk some sh*t on some bands that would f*cking circle your a—s? F*ck 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,” Corey added. “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*cking 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*cking 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 f*cking know, but guess what? I f*cking respect them because they get on f*cking stage and they f*cking give every f*cking thing they’ve got.”
During his September performance at Riot Fest, MGK said to the crowd: “Hey, you wanna know what I’m really happy that I’m not Being 50 years old wearing a f*cking weird mask on a f*cking stage. Fu*king sh*t. So anyway, what’s everyone’s favorite candy? Reese’s Pieces?”
A few hours later, Kelly followed up with his comments in a tweet, saying that Corey Taylor did a verse for his album Tickets to My Downfall and “it was f*cking terrible,” so he didn’t use it.
Not long after, Corey issued a response, writing: “I don’t like people airing private sh*t 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.”
During his performance at Louder Than Life festival, MGK was also booed throughout his entire show.
In between one of his songs, he even went ahead and said to the crowd to come up on stage if they have a problem against him. Little did he know is that one fan might just do that. At the end of the show, one fan come up on stage and pushed MGK after musician quickly returned with a slight punch and immediately run behind one of the security guards. You can watch that video here.