Seether frontman Shaun Morgan was the latest to jump in Machine Gun Kelly dogpile following the fight later with Slipknot singer Corey Taylor.
MGK used to be mocking his set of the harder rock and metal Louder Than Life festival afterwards public rejection of Slipknot early in the month at Riot Fest. MGK even threw a punch at a fan who jumped the barricade, the culmination of a tumultuous night for the rapper-turn-punker.
When Seether kicked off the stage the next day for their set Louder Than Life, Morgan took a moment to congratulate the audience on MGK’s admiration.
“I congratulated the crowd on booing the prick on stage,” singer Seede later explained. Night of Power, before discussing a separate conflict with MGK with Eminem a few years ago. “Here’s my thing-you’re a rapper, you got out of rape because Eminem owned you so much.”
Morgan continued: “I don’t feel like you belong on a stage like that after a while or two not just because you have a name and a nice girlfriend and now you’re a big head of a rock festival.And especially not to take one of the most famous metal singers and you think you can get away with it.I was so impressed with [the crowd] and I must thank them, and I must let them know that they are doing the work of God. ”
Funny thing is, Taylor is the provoked the fight when he said he hated “all new rock” and made indirect insults about Machine Gun Kelly’s genre change in a February interview. “I am [hate] the artists who failed were different and decided to rock-and I think he knew who he was, “said the Slipknot singer.
MGK slowed its response until the same actions divided the research at Riot Fest in Chicago. While Slipknot performed on the other side of the festival field, MGK stopped his set to take an ageist shot of Taylor and company. “You want to know how happy I am that I didn’t do it?” MGK asked the audience. “Age 50 wearing af ** king weird mask on f ** king stage. F ** king sh * t.”
It’s been a complete conflict from then on, with a lot of metal musicians standing next to Slipknot and Taylor. For example, Trivium’s Matt Heafy recently called MGK a 31-year-old cosplaying as a 16-year-old pop-punk kid.
See Seun’s Shaun Morgan congratulating the crowd at Louder Than Life below.