Machine Gun Kelly is constantly getting himself into situations in which he should not be. The rapper got into fights with people who were stronger than him. MGK recently defended himself by paraphrasing a line from Eminem’s song. This is strange because MGK’s beef with Eminem is well known.
MGK couldn’t think of anything better than to use an Eminem quote. Live taught MGK not to pick fights with people who were bigger than him. The altercation with Eminem forced the blonde performer to exit the rap game; a jab at Corey Taylor resulted in MGK’s public humiliation.
A quick glance at Kelly’s Twitter feed revealed that he is now more careful with his words. He is still irritated by how he is perceived outside of his close fan base, but he is not naming names or becoming openly confrontational on main. His preferred weapon is vague-posting. But the most recent subtle jab that MGK chose to send to the world stands out because it is a direct quote from “The Way I Am.”
The question is whether MGK was unable to find better words to send to his opponent or was it a moment of weakness when Kelly’s nostalgia overcame him and he quoted a rapper he used to admire? In any case, it does not contribute to MGK’s image of a fierce and independent-minded star.
Still, what compelled him to choose this Eminem line, which is a perfect response to haters projecting their fantasies onto an artist? It’s most likely Kelly’s reaction to Corey Taylor’s recent comments on the ShipRocked Festival cruise. The Slipknot frontman recapped his feud with MGK, but emphasized that his main beef with MGK is Kelly’s arrogance and disrespect for the genre in which he is attempting to establish a home.
Taylor’s previous harsh remarks were prompted not by MGK spinning a false narrative about their failed collaboration, but by Kelly’s misunderstanding of what is important in rock music.
He goes off on this f*cking rant about rock stars and comfortable shoes. It sounds as smart as you think it is. Spit’s coming out of his face. I’m watching it, and I’m going, you f*ck. You’ve been here for five minutes, basically. And you’re gonna run your mouth about bands that have been doing it for 20 years? In the mud, in the dirt. They’re gonna wear whatever the fu*k they want.
You’re gonna walk in here with your black tongue and trying to talk some sh*t on some bands that would circle your a*s? F*ck you, dude! 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 then sliding over to another. And that upset him.
But he didn’t say anything until, weirdly, we are in Chicago on the same show, and we are playing basically at the same time. He wasn’t happy that there were a lot of people in our show. And I do mean A LOT. But he until day maintains that I started it. But the only thing I said is, you don’t get to walk into the genre with the history.
And 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 like you can tell us what to wear — boots, shoes, shoes, slippers. How about you suck every inch of my d*ck? You don’t get to do that. And these are bands that maybe I don’t even know, but guess what? I respect them because they get on stage, and they give every f*cking thing they’ve got.
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