Trapt’s Brown And Shinedown’s Myers Beef Heats Up On Social Media

Chris Taylor Brown, frontman for Trapt, started a social media war of the words Wednesday night in trying to clear his name about comments Zach Myers from Shinedown posted on Facebook, as reported by NYSMusic. This prompted Trapt’s Official Facebook page to post a reply to Myers statement before it was removed from the page hours later.

Chris Taylor Brown

Brown posted a statement through the bands Facebook page that included the screen shot from the article. The two began posting back and forth for a couple of hours taking jabs at each other. Both even responded to fans standing up for their respective bands. A small transcript was taken from the post before it was removed hours later starting off with them making fun of their user names.

Trapt Post

Zach: This is your “official” page (Crying Emoticon)

Trapt: Ok Zach Myers SHINEDOWN……

After some fan comments:

Trapt: I started this band, I can use this forum for whatever name clearing activities I see fit.

Zach: (Double Crying Emoticon)

Zach: Haha. You’re just trying to get free Press kid ….. You guys got good songs. And are still a good band … Just stop talking shit so much.

Trapt: Yeah, Sully can call out Nikki Sixx, but I can’t do anything about this asshole. So unfair….

After some fan comments:

Trapt: I gave him every opportunity to say what he needs to say to my face…. Not going to let him get away with lying.

Trapt: I love Shinedown. Always have. So it just pisses me off that this dude keeps lying about me.

After more fan interaction:

Trapt: I love Shinedown, always have. Way before Zach’s bitch ass was in the band…

Trapt: Men who lie are bitches.

After more fan interaction:

Trapt: I love Shinedown, always have. It’s just Zach I have the issue with, he needs to stop commenting publicly.

Trapt: It was a little joke and since then Zach has been running his mouth and this lie about last weekend was the last straw. I want to settle this in my way.

After some fan questions:

Trapt: Rock is so corporate now…. Ugh.

After some fans comments:

Trapt: Then Zach should not have posted with Zach Myers Shinedown account…..

Trapt: Not going to let someone lie about me…

After some fan interactions:

Trapt: Not going to let someone lie about me… I’m not the one lying!!

Zach: Yea. K.

Trapt: Liar! I came right up to and said hi in a way that was not friendly and you stood silent. Bitch!

Trapt: I told you wherever you want to meet. Let’s do this!

Zach: You said “hi in a way that was not friendly” what does that mean??

Trapt: Wow, you said NOTHING in return! This has nothing to do with TRAPT and Shinedown. This has everything to do with you and I! I love Shinedown, always have….

Zach:  … “Hello Chris” is what I said. It’s what you say when someone says hello to you …. Your comments about Brent were dumb and childish .. But I didn’t really hold it over your head. I didn’t go into the day with a bad attitude. I’m 31 dude. I have better shit to do than stay mad at someone for no reason.

After some fan comments:

Zach: I’m totally willing to let this go. I have no issue with the guy. I’m not the one trying to fight local bands and talking shit to every band that moves on Twitter. Hahaha. You guys keep defending though. It’s cute.

Zach:  It can’t fix your taste.

Zach: I settled it in my comment on this site. Go check.

Zach: You guys are talking. About the guy who’s been in the press the last 2 days for trying to beat up a local band. And then telling another new band who just signed a deal. “My song makes more money in on year than you’ll make in a lifetime”

After some fan comments:

Trapt: Uh, what is Zack’s fucking FB name?!?!

Zach: I’m right here buddy (Wink Emoticon)

Trapt: Behind a fucking computer screen! Zach name the fucking time and the place and you know I will be there to greet you!!

After some fan interactions:

Trapt: you would just allow someone to lie publicly about you and not try and clear your name? Wow, bigger person than I. I guess I’m just too emotional 🙁

Trapt: He posted from his Zach Myers “Shinedown” page. People see that shit on an article by AP publicly, so fuck that!

Trapt: Fuck that! He lied. I posted the screen shot! I gave him every opportunity to say what he had to say to my face. He pussed out and then said I did what he did. No way….

Trapt:  I can’t take that road. Anger eats at me like a cancer until I release it.

Trapt: what he says does harm me…

Trapt: I told him any time any place. We settle this. He is not giving me that.

Trapt: I cleared my name. That is all I want to do

After some fan comments:

Trapt: Whatever man, I’m not going to allow someone to publicly lie and talk his shit and not call him out….

Zach: You’re not proving anything kid … Ignorance is what you’re proving.

Trapt: Zach, settle this like a fucking man. In person. Say something when I walk up to and say “hello.”

Zach: You about to find out which one of us is from Memphis and which one isn’t.

After some fan Interactions:

Trapt: I love Shinedown, but Zach running his mouth and the actions he takes will come back to him.

Trapt: He commented on a big AP post about the weekend.

Trapt: OMG. I laughed at someone else’s joke. He looked like easy e… It was funny. Since then Zach has actually come at me and my band’s track record.

Trapt: Went at Zach?! Laughing at a funny joke is hardly going after Brent. You know how many say “you gonna take on anyone” who cares about that?!

Trapt: He fucking lied! He was the one who was silent when I walked up to him…. Shinedown gives most of the money they make on albums and a large portion of everything else to a major label (automatic #1’s) and a manager. We do not and never will again.

Trapt: I did not even get into the shit he has been sayin about me. He is being two faced and a lot of you are falling for it ….

Trapt:  I love Shinedown, always have. But I’m not going to let someone publicly lie about me…. Do you? Or do you just take the high road. If you do, you are a bigger person than I. I guess I’m just too emotional. When did rock become corporate PR professionalism? That is what is killing it

Trapt:  I could care less about that shit! I care about someone lying publicly about me!

Trapt: Wow, so asking a question is an attack. You people are way too sensitive.

Trapt: So I have to be the bigger person than Zach, why? I’m not special, neither is he…

Trapt:  If that happened, we would end up going bare knuckles

Trapt:  did you read the post? I went right up to him and said “hey Zack” in a way that he knew was not friendly

Trapt: Well, don’t act so surprised. I want him to agree to meet me somewhere private

Trapt: I am more than pumped! That is my outlet for this BS

Trapt: At what age do you stop defending your name?

Responding about fans comments about Shinedown.

Trapt: Yeah and they have to give a lot of their earnings to a label and manager… They get to #1 automatically because of that….. This band will earn what it gets on our own!

Trapt: I love Shinedown, always have. But I’m not going to let someone publicly lie about me…. Do you? Or do you just take the high road. If you do, you are a bigger person than I. I guess I’m just too emotional. Seriously when did rock become so fucking corporate?! Are we supposed to plan to conduct ourselves in some board room. That is what is killing rock….

Trapt: Yeah, because everyone listens to their PR and label and we have neither. I’m not going to sit in some board room and figure out how I’m going to “present” myself

Trapt: I love Shinedown, always have. Way before Zach’s bitch ass was in the band… But I am not going to let someone spread lies about me…

Trapt: I gave him every opportunity to say what he needs to say to my face…. Not going to let him get away with lying.

Trapt: You would just allow someone to lie publicly about you (oh and Zach did this from a page that includes his band name) and not try and clear your name? Wow, bigger man than I. Fuck that.