Today in Trapt: Danny Diablo Challenges Chris Taylor Brown to a Charity Boxing Match, Chris Taylor Brown Challenges Ice-T to a Bare Knuckle Fight

  • Axl Rosenberg

Okay. The Trapt thing was funny for awhile, but I think I speak for everyone here at MetalSucks when I say we’re about ready to be done with it. I’ve got four kids to feed, so I’m writing up this latest round of Everybody Hates Chris Taylor Brown, but after this, please, let’s stop talking about the guy and let him fade back into obscurity and a career of playing bar & grills, okay? Agreed? Thank you.

So, with that out of the way, here’s the latest:

First, Revolver snagged new interviews with two of Brown’s most notable combatants: Power Trip’s Riley Gale and NYHC staple Danny Diablo, a.k.a. Lord Ezec (Crown of Thornz, Skarhead, Icepick, etc.). Gale correctly asserts that Brown is a troll who’s just desperate for attention (which, I admit, MetalSucks helped give him… like I said, I’ve got five kids to feed):

“He’s clearly trolling cause he’s irrelevant. A ton of people haven’t even heard about the band until this beef popped off. What’s funny is he talked about his one hit and people under 25 don’t know his band and some people I know over 30 don’t. He’s trying to use this as a way to get supporters, say his band is relevant and get new supporters out of sheer curiosity, which is probably working cause some people are streaming his band like, ‘Who the fuck is this guy?’ I have a feeling this guy is just broke cause he’s spent his days attacking everybody, strangers, celebrities for no rhyme or reason and looking for a reward for having blind loyalty to Trump.”

Then there’s the Danny Diablo of it all. At some point during this whole fracas, one of Diablo’s NYCH peers, Gavin VanVlack — “guitarist of BURN and Absolution, as well as a Muay Thai and Ju-Jitsu instructor, former pro-fighter and the owner of Physical Culture Collective, a Brooklyn martial arts gym” — took to social media to propose a charity boxing match between Diablo and Brown, presumably having been inspired by Brown’s proposal of a charity boxing match between himself and Gale. To the surprise of no one, Diablo, who is almost as famous for his physical confrontations as he is for music, says he’s down:

“Fighting is second nature to me my entire life. I’ve boxed. Everyone knows my reputation in the streets. All you have to do is say my name and people know what I can do, in and out of the ring. But look, I would never want to hurt this guy for real. Look, I would train with Gavin, and Craig Setari from Sick of it All, and fight for charity, donate money towards the children’s tumor foundation. Diablo loves the kids. I want to help the kids. Most people talk, I’ve challenged people to fights and most people haven’t showed up. If he shows up and accepts, I’d shake his hand and be cool, mad respect.”

Diablo also says that “not a single fan has written me to defend” Brown.

Gale later added that while he wouldn’t fight Brown for charity, he would fight Brown for the sake of kicking his ass:

“He only wants to fight with me cause I’m a little guy. Anyone I’ve fought is bigger than me. I’m not scared of this guy whatsoever. You’re afraid to fight two middle aged men and you want to fight me? I’m not going to step in a charity boxing ring. We’ll step into an alley and do it the old way. I grew up learning from guys like Danny and Ice-T. If this person doesn’t shut the fuck up and violence is what you want, violence is what you’ll get, but you won’t set the rules or circumstances. It will happen the way I feel like it. He bit off more than he could chew with us. Leave it to Danny, who would love to kick the shit out of this guy.”

Although Brown declined to comment for the Revolver story, he was only too happy to keep ranting on Twitter, where he first said he’d fight Diablo if Gale would fight him in a bare knuckle brawl, and later challenged another one of his new friends, Body Count’s Ice-T, to a bare knuckle fight as well. (Which is pretty funny, because he threatened to sue MetalSucks… for reporting that he’d challenged Ice-T to a bare knuckle fight. Apparently we’d misunderstood one of his tweets.) Ice-T, in turn, suggested that someone needs to stage an intervention for Brown.

You can read all of those tweets below:

I’ll conclude this post by pointing out that Brown, who has a history of anti-Semitic remarks, recently compared people who are taking the coronavirus seriously to Holocaust victims. Not because it has any relevance to all this other shit about fighting. Just to re-iterate what a schmuck he is.

Now let’s never speak of this twerp again.

[via The PRP]

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