Kid Rock has refused to back down or apologize after he verbalized his “controversial” feelings about talk show queen Oprah Winfrey.
Kid Rock gave Fox News host Tucker Carlson an in-depth interview as part of his series titled Life of a Rock Star.
The Michigan native, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, has strong opinions about politics and the Hollywood culture, which he expresses with an “in your face” attitude that has been called too abrasive and too extreme by his detractors.
Carlson wanted to give Kid Rock an opportunity to address one of those “too extreme” incidents that captured headlines around the country when the controversial rocker lashed out at Oprah Winfrey.
The video of the event went viral on TMZ, showing an admittedly intoxicated Kid Rock on stage at a Nashville honky tonk, yelling, “F*ck Oprah Winfrey,” and, “F*ck Joy Behar!” He was accused of raclsm after his anti-Oprah rant, even though his son is half African-American.
According to Daily Caller, Carlson questioned Kid Rock on his anti-Oprah rant during an episode in which the Fox News host received a tour of Kid Rock’s Nashville Ranch. “A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts,” Kid Rock told Carlson about the Oprah rant.
“I own what I said and I won’t apologize to anybody. I’m not an Oprah Winfrey fan.”
The rocker continued to explain the incident to Carlson. “So, I got drunk and the next thing I’m on the stage and saying like ‘f*ck Oprah, suck my d*ck sideways!’” Kid Rock recalled.
“The f*cked up part is I was trying to go after Kathy Griffin, you know, for holding up Trump’s head but I’m so out of it I’m like ‘f*ck Kathy Lee Gifford.’ When it comes back on TMZ or whatever a few weeks later, I’m like ‘oh man, I like Kathy Lee Gifford.’ We’ve been kind of friendly throughout the years.’”
Carlson also asked the Michigan rocker why he is immune to those who try and “cancel” him for his politics and controversial statements. “I don’t give a f**k, and I’m not in bed with any big corporate things,” Kid Rock said.
“At the end of the day, there’s nobody I’m beholden to. No record companies. No corporate interests. No nothing. You can’t cancel me. I love it when they try.”
Kid Rock’s feelings toward Joy Behar also made headlines in a separate incident when he tripped the censors during an interview on Fox News with Steve Doocy.
True to his word, the Grammy-nominated singer stood by the remarks he made about the ABC talk show host when Doocy asked him about “political correctness.”
“People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct,” Kid Rock said to Steve Doocy. “And I would say you know, love everybody except I’d say screw that Joy Behar b*tch. Everybody but that.”
Of course, Kid Rock calling Joy Behar the “B-word” on live TV caused quite a commotion with the Fox News team and Doocy immediately apologized to the viewers.
However, the platinum artist stuck to his guns while dialing back some of the content after Doocy asked, “You do apologize for that language, right?” Kid Rock responded by declaring, “I did apologize for the language. Not the sentiment.”
In other words, the Michigan musician is seemingly saying, “sorry, not sorry.” He apologized for using the “B-word” on live TV, but not for thinking Joy Behar is one.