Machine Gun Kelly was booed during his recent festival appearance, and also got into an altercation with a concertgoer.
Over the course of the last few weeks, the rapper-turned-rocker and Ohio native has dissed Slipknot, making comments about their “weird masks,” which may have contributed to what he faced at this past weekend’s Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky.
The hitmaker angered metal fans when he threw shade at the popular masked metal group, fronted by Corey Taylor, between songs.
“Hey, you wanna know what I’m really happy that I’m not doing? Being 50 years old wearing a f**king weird mask on a f**king stage, talking sh*t,” Kelly previously told a crowd at a recent concert before singing “Jawbreaker,” a song from his chart-topping pop-punk project, Tickets To My Downfall.
Then days later, Kelly took to Twitter to continue adding to the Slipknot beef, this time targeting frontman Corey Taylor directly, claiming that Taylor did a verse for his chart-topping pop-punk project, Tickets To My Downfall, but according to MGK, he scrapped it because it “was f***ing terrible.”
Now, it seems at Louder Than Life, Slipknot fans returned the hate by booing and flipping him off. During his set at the annual four-night festival in Kentucky, fans booed the “Bloody Valentine” singer and even flipped him off.
After ending a song, the boos continued, and the singer tried to calm the crowd of 20,000+ down and get them hyped up for his music.
“Fuck yeah, dude. Everyone f**king get on the fucking shoulders of some strong, sweaty guy and f**king crowd-surf up here,” he told the booing crowd.
— ChannelCinco TV (@channelcinco_tv) September 26, 2021
In addition to being booed and flipped off, Kelly also got into a physical altercation with a fan in attendance at the festival while performing “drunk face,” however it seems the fan initiated the fight by pushing the singer, prompting MGK to punch the fan in the face, which you can see in the below video clip.
— Gary Holland (@MGG_15) September 26, 2021
After the videos surfaced and several reports of the booing and altercation appeared online, one concertgoer took to Twitter to share, “@Loudwire here is the crowd singing along with no boos for @machinegunkelly, I’m a far bigger Slipknot fan than MGK fan but come on with the relentlessly bood headline.”
The tweet quickly garnered the attention of Kelly, who retweeted it, saying, “Don’t know why the media lies in their narrative against me all the time, but all I saw was 20,000 amazing fans at the festival singing every word and 20 angry ones.”
i don’t know why the media lies in their narrative against me all the time but all i saw was 20,000 amazing fans at the festival singing every word and 20 angry ones. https://t.co/hcjJ3LCfKU
— blonde don (@machinegunkelly) September 26, 2021
Additionally, Machine Gun Kelly is currently embarking on his sold-out U.S. Tickets To My Downfall tour.
Fans can watch his full set from the festival, captured by a fan at the event, below on YouTube.