Machine Gun Kelly opens up about his ongoing beef with Slipknot's Corey Taylor in his new documentary, Life In Pink, and he seems to regret the very public feud. MGK and Taylor each verbally attacked the other over a collaboration they did for MGK's Tickets To My Downfall album which didn't make the cut, but now MGK says, “I should have just picked up the phone and been like, 'Hey dude, why would you say that?' But, instead, we all acted ridiculous.”
Both acts were on the bill at Riot Fest in Chicago last September when the issue escalated. Loudwire.com reports that MGK criticized Slipknot onstage and claimed that Taylor was “bitter” over the thwarted collaboration.
For his part, Taylor reportedly insulted MGK in a February 2021 interview.
In the new Hulu documentary, MGK said, “That situation's 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’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.”