Speaking in a recent interview with Rock 108, Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody has shared his thoughts about rappers and metal musicians.
He said that ‘rap guys are about as hard as soft butter’. Here’s the statement:
“I just got to meet Machine Gun Kelly, opening up for Fall Out Boy, which was an awkward mix. But all in all, he’s a good kid, man. I mean, I don’t get involved in it.
Something I will point out to everybody in the world, and I am not afraid to say it: these rap guys about as hard as soft butter. That’s all there is to it. I have not met a rap dude yet who intimidates me — at all.
I meet these rock guys, these metal guys, and we are very real. You’re talking about Corey Taylor [Slipknot, Stone Sour] and Randy [Blythe, Lamb of God] and myself, J.D. [Jonathan Davis of Korn] — these are real dudes, and no way am I gonna walk to up to [them] and talk shit about their wife or their kid.
Dude, I would show up at somebody’s door stoop. I’d be, like, ‘You know what? We’ve got something to talk about now.’ I’m not gonna rap about it.
So it’s just hilarious to me on one level where these guys get away with that, and then I meet them, and they’re just gentle, weird kids. I’m, like, ‘You guys are great with you lyrics, but, man, when it comes to the solid spinal part of this thing, you are lacking… You have to carry a gun. Now I get it. I carry one ’cause I want to, not because I have to watch my ass.'”
Five Finger Death Punch’s latest album “And Justice for None” was released in May 18, 2018 via Prospect Park and Eleven Seven.
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