Following a war of words with Corey Taylor from Slipknot, Machine Gun Kelly was booed throughout his set on Saturday set at the Louder Than Life Festival in Kentucky. MGK had launched into a tirade at Chicago’s Riot Fest last weekend against Slipknot — who were playing at the same time on a neighboring stage — calling the group “old weird dudes with masks.” It was later revealed that there was animosity between the two over a nixed collaboration between MGK and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.
However, when MGK took the stage at the festival Louisville, Kentucky festival this past Saturday, the rocker was met with a negative reaction from the crowd. According to reports and video from the show, every song that Kelly performed was met with boos and middle fingers from the crowd. At one point, Kelly got into verbally with a festival-goer, even threatening him with a Star Wars light saber that was onstage for some reason:“I see you dude, I see you mad as f*ck in your weird f*cking outfit. I’m here for the same sh*t you’re here for, so it’s all good. Clearly, I’m not going nowhere, so just enjoy. You keep f*ckin’ with me, homie? Trained Jedi, b*tch!” When MGK and fans came face-to-face in the photo pit, things got physical — MGK threw a punch at someone before security quickly removed him to deescalate the scene.
Kelly is next scheduled to perform on Sunday at Dover, Delaware’s Firefly Festival.
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