Kid Rock on Oprah Bar Rant: ‘I Have a Big Mouth and Drink Too Much Sometimes’
Kid Rock grabbed dubious headlines over the Thanksgiving holiday after security cut short his profanity-laced onstage rant against, among others, Oprah Winfrey at his own Big Honky Tonk & Rock 'n' Roll Steakhouse in Nashville. On Friday (Nov. 29), following the incident, the singer-slash-rapper explained on Facebook why he lashed out at the television host and media personality.
"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. I said f--k that and her. End of story," Rock writes in a Facebook post. He adds that he was "just saying what a lot of people think."
"I have a big mouth and drink too much sometimes, shocker," Rock continues. "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, f--k them too. I am what I am, I ain’t what I ain’t!"
Rock also feels that footage of security guards getting involved during his rant against Winfrey, which was first shared by TMZ, is being misinterpreted. "I did not get removed from MY OWN BAR (fake news)," the artist says. "If anything I was leaving and the cops were helping me out … Hey, at least I don’t drink and drive!"
During his rant, Rock also railed against The View host Joy Behar. In late 2019, Rock called Behar "a b---h" during a Fox News appearance, also suggesting that "people need to calm down [and] get a little less politically correct." He was subsequently removed as grand marshal of the 2018 Nashville Christmas Parade because of his comments.
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