During a recent visit to his Big Honky Tonk & Steakhouse in Nashville, the Romeo, Michigan, Kid Rock, native (real name Robert Ritchie) — who still has property in Clarkston and recently sold his house in Detroit — was filmed launching into a drunken, profanity-laced tirade in which he makes crude sexual references to Winfrey, Joy Behar of “The View” and Kathie Lee Gifford before being helped off stage by security.
Kid Rock, who denied being racist during the speech, feuded over political issues with Behar last year and was removed as Grand Marshal of the Nashville Christmas Parade because of some of his remarks.
A video surfaced of the singer, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, saying NSFW comments about the female celebrities, which Rock is now trying to explain.
“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–– that and her. End of story,” Ritchie began in a statement posted on his Facebook page. “I am just saying what a lot of people think. Not saying I should be, but sometimes I just do. Oh well. 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, f–– them too. I am what I am, I ain’t what I ain’t!”
“And you haters and internet trolls can check my touring numbers and shut your ignorant a––es up! Boom!” he continued. “PSS I did not get removed from MY OWN BAR (fake news) if anything I was leaving and the cops were helping me out…Hey, at least I don’t drink and drive!! … Was it racist when I said ‘F––Joy Behar??? and by the way… I love Kathie Lee Gifford.”
Fans were mixed after Rock posted the statement, with some praising him for speaking his mind, while others asking him to stick to making music.
This isn’t the first time Rock has made headlines for speaking his mind. Earlier this year, the 48-year-old spoke out on social media against Taylor Swift, claiming she was a Democrat to advance her acting career.