Trivium's Matt Heafy Joins Machine Gun Kelly Beef


If the Slipknot fans who booed Machine Gun Kelly at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, Kentucky over the weekend needed any backup, they got it in the form of a Sunday tweet storm from Trivium frontman Matt Heafy.

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Gotta be honest, I don’t know if I’m supposed to screenshot the f word a bunch of times so how about I link you to it RIGHT HERE.

Heafy tweeted that he'd “like to formally diss Machine Gun Kelly for ‘being 31 years old, wearing a [eff]ing 16-year-old pop-punk cosplay identity on a[n eff]ing stage.” His next tweet simply said, “Squirt Gun Smelly.”

Heafy then explained why he was bagging on MGK, tweeting that he "never thought about him till he took a shot at Slipknot — who are a band who’s paved the way for bands like mine. Thousands of bands like mine. Squirt Gun is a clout chaser. And even though it’s all a PR stunt, a shot at Slipknot needs an addressing.”

A final tweet took the form of an apology that really wasn't one, with Heafy writing that he'd "like to publicly apologize for my tasteless comments about MGK. I just found out he’s been afflicted by the Ligma variant. It’s really getting real out there. Thoughts and prayers, homie.”

“Ligma” is a reference to a made-up disease that was used in a couple of hoaxes that were popular at one time on gaming sites. Ligma was claimed to have killed MGK in 2018, during a feud with Eminem.

The bad blood between the metal community and MGK dates back to a comment the rapper-turned-punk-rocker made onstage at RiotFest in Chicago earlier this month, in which he called out Slipknot'sCorey Taylor for "being 50 years old wearing a [eff]ing weird mask on the [eff]ing stage.”

That fight has a lot more context, so you can READ ABOUT IT HERE.


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