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Kid Rock Refuses To Apologize to Joy Behar: ‘I Own What I Said’

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Award-winning musician Kid Rock is refusing to cave to left-wing pressure and is standing by an earlier, coarse statement he made to “The View” co-host Joy Behar.

The singer-songwriter appeared on “Tucker Carlson Originals,” a program on Fox Nation, the network’s streaming service, to “own” telling Behar to “f**k off” during a booze-induced rant at his honky-tonk bar in Nashville, Tenn., in which he also went after Oprah Winfrey.

“A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts, I own what I said,” he told Carlson about the video TMZ released in 2019 showing him on stage at his bar repeatedly saying “f**k Oprah Winfrey” and “f**k Joy Behar.”

“I don’t apologize to anybody. I’m not an Oprah Winfrey fan,” he said.

Here is a short clip of the interview (Warning: Strong language):

“I got drunk and f**kin’ next thing, I’m on stage saying f*ck Oprah,” Rock noted. “I was trying to go after Kathy Griffin, you know, for holding up [then-President Donald] Trump’s head, but I’m so out of it I’m like ‘f**kin’ Kathie Lee Gifford.”

“When it comes back on TMZ or whatever a few weeks later I’m like, ‘Oh man, I like Kathie Lee Gifford.’ We’ve been kind of friendly throughout the years,” he continued.

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Kid Rock also congratulated Johnny Depp for winning his case.

“Congrats General Johnny Depp! You have won a huge battle in the war against cancel culture! Amber is paying you millions to basically let people hear she dropped a dirty in your bed! Keep on Kid Rockin’ in the free world. #MePoo – Kid Rock,” he noted on Twitter.

Fox News adds:

The drunken rant was very much in character for Kid Rock, who spent most of the COVID-19 pandemic working on his recently released “Bad Reputation” album.   

Lyrics from the album include lines like “I’m the last of a few still screaming f— you.” In one track, he attacks Facebook, Twitter, TMZ, CNN and Anthony Fauci by name, and lets loose on social media trolls.   

On tour, his concerts feature a video montage of middle fingers pointing at Brian Stelter and Joy Behar.

In “Life of a Rockstar,” Kid Rock gives Tucker Carlson a tour of his Nashville ranch, which includes a camouflage double-wide trailer that he’s been living in while building a replica White House nearby. 

In April, Kid Rock — who is close with Trump — featured a video of the former president opening up a concert venue.

“Hello, everyone! I love you all!” the former president said to begin his message.

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“I hope you’re having a great time at the Kid Rock concert tonight. Quite frankly, he’s amazing.

“All of you in attendance are the true backbone of our great country. Hard-working, God-fearing rock-and-roll patriots,” he said.

“Bob ( Kid Rock’s real name is Robert James Ritchie) is truly one of the great entertainers of our time. Not the best golfer by any means, his golf game could use a little work.

“But a great, great entertainer, and that’s why you’re there,” the former president said.

“Let’s all continue to love one another, fight for our God-given freedoms, and most of all, Let’s Make America Rock Again!” he said as he donned a red cap that said  “Make America Rock Again.”

“Have a wonderful time tonight, God bless you, and God bless America!” he said.

The Washington Post reported:

Although Trump has famously had difficulty getting the endorsement of celebrities, Kid Rock isn’t the only star to stand by him, with Gene Simmons of Kiss, comedian Roseann Barr and singer Aaron Carter also lending their support.

Featuring a cameo from Trump is only the latest outwardly political move by the 51-year-old musician.

In 2017, Kid Rock had dinner at the White House with former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and rock musician Ted Nugent. A few months later, Kid Rock created a campaign webpage of his own, teasing on Twitter that he was running for Senate — a move that garnered support from the Republican super PAC Senate Leadership Fund, which is backed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). The musician later said it was a stunt.

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