Kid Rock Helped Off Stage in Nashville After Profanity-Laced Rant Against Oprah + More [NSFW – Watch]
Kid Rock had to be removed from the stage by police at his own bar in Nashville after delivering what appeared to be a drunken, profanity-laced tirade against Oprah Winfrey and other media personalities.
TMZ obtained the fan-shot clip above, which captured a scene that took place at Kid Rock's Big Ass Honky Tonk & Rock 'N' Roll Steakhouse in downtown Music City last week, according to the celebrity gossip site. It's not clear what prompted his rant, but as the clip begins, Kid Rock — whose real name is Robert Ritchie — is onstage with a drink in his hand, looking and sounding unsteady as he tells the audience, "I'm not a bad guy. I'm just an honest guy that says, 'Hey, I don't like Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar.'"
"They can suck d--k sideways," he adds with an obscene gesture in front of his crotch.
The rapper, rock and sometimes country singer's diatribe draws some cheers in the video above, while others in the audience appear shocked and appalled.
"Mental breakdown," one audience member says at around the :21 mark. What sounds like the same person chimes in again at :45, screaming, "This is so racist!" as the entertainer proclaims, "F--k Oprah Winfrey," to a chorus of disapproval from the crowd. He adds as a seeming afterthought, "F--k Kathie Gifford."
"He's blackout drunk as f--k," an off-camera voice observes as he appears to steady himself. It's not clear if the person speaking is also the person filming Kid Rock.
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After again insisting that he's "not the bad guy," Rock turns his attention to Winfrey once again, saying she's "gonna get some white women to believe in this s--t" before taking another vulgar dig at her.
"And if you say that, it's like, 'Well, I'm pretty sure Kid Rock is a racist," he says, adding that his message for people who believe that is, "F--k off ... sideways."
The video then cuts to Kid Rock performing "Proud Mary" with the band, and ends with him sitting on the edge of the stage before what appears to be a police officer helps lift him to his feet and off the stage. It's not clear whether he's being escorted out, or they're simply helping him to regain his feet, though multiple media outlets have reported he was thrown out of his own bar.
Kid Rock has bashed Winfrey previously in public, and also took Behar to task during a 2018 appearance on Fox & Friends, saying, "God forbid you say something a little bit wrong, you're racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, this that and another. I would say, 'love everybody,' except I'd say, 'Screw that Joy Behar b---h.'" Kid Rock was stripped of his title as the 2018 Nashville Christmas Parade grand marshal after that incident.
The singer turned to Facebook on Friday (Nov. 29) after TMZ's video went viral, posting the statement below:
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.
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--k them too. I am what I am, I ain’t what I ain’t!
PS And you haters and internet trolls can check my touring numbers and shut your ignorant asses up! Boom!
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!!
PSSS. Was it racist when I said "F--k Joy Behar"???
and by the way... I love Kathy Lee Gifford.
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