Last year, Machine Gun Kelly made headlines after insulting Slipknot onstage and feuding with Corey Taylor on social media. Now, the rapper turned rocker has reflected on the incident, saying that everyone “acted ridiculous.”
MGK said the following in his new documentary [via The Pit]:
“It’s funny, the whole Slipknot issue (which really isn’t a Slipknot issue, it’s a Corey issue). That situation’s unfortunate because I think both of us let our egos get in the way.
You know, I was a fan of Slipknot. I was a fan of Corey. That’s why I’d asked him to get on ‘Tickets to My Downfall.’ He obviously had mutual respect, too, because he cut a verse.
I kind of tried to give notes back, like ‘oh, you know, this wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, can we try this?’ And respectfully he was like, you know, ‘no.’ And I was like, ‘okay, cool.’ So we didn’t use it. You know, then I heard him on a podcast.”
He also added the following about a previous comment that Taylor made about “artists who failed in one genre and decided to go rock”:
“That narrative always confused me. My most successful album was the album I just put out. ‘Hotel Diablo,’ that’s a rap album that has a billion-plus streams. I could have handled it differently. I should have just picked up the phone and been like hey dude, ‘why would you say that’? But, instead, we all acted ridiculous.”
This news comes after Taylor reflected on the feud in January, saying that MGK shouldn’t “run [his] mouth about bands that have been doing this for 20 fucking years.”