Both the "Bloody Valentine" rapper and Slipknot performed at Riot Fest in Chicago on Sunday, September 19. "You wanna know what I’m really happy that I’m not doing?" the 31-year-old said during his performance, according to a video shot by a fan. "Being 50 years old wearing a f*****g weird mask on a fucking stage, talking s**t."
"Let me see who chose to be here instead of with all the old weird dudes with masks,” MGK added, per Chicago Sun Times.
After his statements made their rounds, the "my ex's best friend," singer tweeted on Monday, September 20, "very odd that when an artist talks s**t, and i respond, i’m the bad guy."
"corey did a verse for a song on tickets to my downfall album, it was f*****g terrible, so i didn’t use it. he got mad about it, and talked shit to a magazine about the same album he was almost on. yalls stories are all off. just admit he’s bitter," he tweeted later.
The comment MGK is believed to be referring to was from Taylor's appearance on "Cutter’s Rockcast" in February. "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," he said at the time.
"I don’t like people airing private shit like a child. So this is all I’ll say: I didn’t do the track because I don’t like when people try to 'write' for me. I said NO to THEM. So without further ado…. #receipts," Taylor tweeted on Monday along with screenshots of what appeared to be an email conversation he had with Barker. "This is all I’m going to say about it."
Barker seemed to have sent "notes" from MGK to the "Psychosocial" singer about his verse on a song. (The 45-year-old was a producer on Tickets To My Downfall.)
"Can u tell him he f****n killed it and im stoked and HONORED he is even on it wtf !!!" Kelly seemingly wrote, via Barker. "I sent Corey an idea for the second half of his verse and he can obviously say f**k it but it would be sick to see if it inspired anything or if he could try it like that," one of the suggestions read.
"So I listened to the ideas and to be honest, I don't think I'm the right guy for the track. Nothing personal, I just think if this is what MGK is looking for, someone else is the guy to do it," Taylor replied to Barker.
"It's ALL good, and I'm stoked for him— I hope you guys find the right fit for it. Hope you guys understand and I wish you guys the best with it. If I can help in any way, let me know," he continued.
Barker does not appear to have weighed in on the beef.