Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) dissed Slipknot during a recent concert!
During the rapper-turned-rocker’s set at Riot Fest over the weekend, which happened during the same time as Slipknot, the “Bloody Valentine” singer 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,” the Ohio native told the crowd before singing “Jawbreaker,” a song from his chart-topping pop-punk project, Tickets To My Downfall.
Following the dis, Machine Gun Kelly joked, “So anyway, what’s everyone’s favorite candy? Reese’s Pieces?”
The comments are presumably in response to a comment Taylor previously said aiming at MGK earlier this year during an interview with Cutter’s Rockcast, however, he didn’t directly mention the award-winning singer’s name, but fans knew exactly who he was speaking of.
“The [young artists] that really frustrate me are the ones that they take something that’s been around forever and then just basically rework it and call it new — even though it’s completely derivative,” Taylor told the outlet. “You know the band they’re ripping off — they’re not even trying to rip off a bunch of bands; they’re ripping off one band. But the younger generation picks them up and says, ‘This is our blah blah blah,’ because they’re tired of old people telling them that the music that came before them was better. And I don’t know who’s right, but I know both are wrong, because we should be encouraging everything.”
Taylor previously added, “I’m just as bad. I’m the worst old fogey dude shaking his cane ever. 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.”
Additionally, Machine Gun Kelly is currently embarking on his sold-out U.S. Tickets To My Downfall tour.
Slipknot will kick off their headlining U.S. tour later this month with special guests Killswitch Engage, Fever 333 and Code Orange.