Last weekend, Kid Rock performed in Tennessee. While on stage, he got frustrated with his audience and responded by using a homophobic slur.
The rapper was filmed calling fans “f*****s” on Saturday night (June 5) as they captured footage of his performance at Tennessee’s FishLipz Bar & Grill.
At one point, he was heard to yell “fuck your iPhone” and then pointed to his crotch and sang: “You can post this, you can post this, you can post this dick right now.”
He subsequently screamed: “You fucking f*****s with your phones out,” before the video gets cut off.
Addressing the controversy over his comments last night (June 9) in a post on the official Kid Rock Twitter account under his real name, Bob Ritchie, he wrote: “If Kid Rock using the word ‘f****t’ offends you, good chance you are one. Either way, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends and I will have a talk with him. Have a nice day. – Bob Ritchie.”
If Kid Rock using the word faggot offends you, good chance you are one. Either way, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends and I will have a talk with him. Have a nice day. -Bob Ritchie
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) June 9, 2021
Responding to the post, one Twitter user wrote: “Someone with gay friends wouldn’t use that word as an insult. Enjoy the continued loss of fans and income.”
This latest controversy to engulf Kid Rock comes after he previously launched a vicious on-stage rant against Oprah Winfrey in 2019.
The US star went on a lengthy rant during a performance at his own Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse in Nashville.
In footage obtained from the event, Ritchie is heard shouting “Fuck Oprah Winfrey!” to a crowd, before continuing to attack TV personalities Kathie Lee Gifford and Joy Behar. He later remarks that she can “suck dick sideways.”
He subsequently said of the incident: “I have a big mouth and drink too much sometimes, shocker! I also work hard and do a ton to help others out but that’s just back page news because the press hates I love Trump, fuck them too. I am what I am, I ain’t what I ain’t!”
Rock is also known to be close friends with country star Morgan Wallen, who faced a ban from radio stations across the US earlier this year after he screamed the N-word at a friend during a drunken night out.
Wallen subsequently returned to the stage at Kid Rock‘s Nashville bar last month, making a surprise performance for fans.
When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.