Remember Kid Rock? Yeah – he was that country rockstar turned rapper who was married to Pamela Anderson for a hot second in 2006 and sung the 2007 banger ‘All Summer Long.’
We’ve not heard much from Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, until this week when he went on a drunken rant about Oprah Winfrey and being racist.
In footage obtained by TMZ, Kid Rock is speaking onstage at his Honky Tonk bar in Nashville when he began yelling: “F*ck Oprah…Oprah Winfrey is like, ‘Hey, I just want women to believe in this sh*t…F*ck her, she can suck d*ck sideways.”
The musician went on to say “OK fine, f*ck off” to the people he “knew” would label him “racist” for attacking Winfrey. He also called The View host Joy Behar a “b*tch.”
“I’m not a bad guy, I’m just an honest guy, saying I don’t like Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar. They can suck d*ck sideways.”
Kid Rock was eventually escorted off stage by security and has since attempted to explain his rant. “My people tried to get me to do The Oprah Winfrey show years ago and her people wanted me to write down 5 reasons why I loved her and her show,” he tweeted. “I said f*ck that and her. End of story.”
Kid Rock’s drunken rant is by no means the first time he’s landed himself in the centre of a controversy. A quick read of his tweets is enough to give you a bit of an idea.
In late October, Kid Rock tweeted a link to Donald Trump Jr’s book Triggered, and in early August he tweeted, “Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies…period. And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl.”
In March this year, he posted a photo on himself with Donald Trump enjoying a game of golf. “Thank you to POTUS for having me and to EVERYONE at Trump International for being so wonderful. What a great man, so down to Earth and so fun to be with!! KEEP AMERICA GREAT.”
Judging by these tweets and Kid Rock’s onstage antics it doesn’t sound like he’s too fussed on the public’s opinion.