Kid Rock Insults Korn, Beyonce and Obama While Praising Guns, Axl Rose and U.S. Troops
Kid Rock is an interesting human being. A reporter for Rolling Stone recently spent a day with the musician and wrote about the experience. The day started off with Rock and his girlfriend, Audrey, killing three wild boar on his 500-acre Alabama estate and ended at 4:30 in the morning with the singer shedding a tear for U.S. soldiers.
In between, Rock showed off his gun collection (which includes a .22 rifle, a pair of custom .45 pistols and semiautomatic with a silencer). The singer says of the last weapon, "Guys with the president carry this. You have to get these pre-1985 with a silencer. I bought it when 'Obummer' came into office, because I'm thinking, 'What if he f---in' bans guns?' "
He also talked about how becoming a single dad motivated his shift from purely hip-hop music to a hybrid rock genre in the '90s. Rock told the outlet about being a dad at 22 and raising his son while trying to make it in music, "He was pretty much dropped off at my door at six months old: 'You raise this f---ing kid.’ I was like, 'This has gotta work.' So what's popular? Korn. I knew I can do that s--t in my sleep. But let me throw in "Only God Knows Why" and "Cowboy" so I can have a career."
Rock goes on to talk about being a massive rock star and a dad, "I'd be driving the field trip Monday after I banged, like, four hookers," he stated. "Well, not hookers, but, you know, four nice girls on Saturday night in Cincinnati.
It becomes clear during the article that Rock is not shy about expressing his opinion. Here are some of the highlights:
- On Axl Rose: "I was like, 'Why's everyone think this guy's a dick? He's the nicest guy on Earth!' "
- On his fans: "I'm the Jimmy Buffett with hair who swears.” Stating he knows his fans are “45 to 50-year-old girls wearing extra-large T-shirts — they're my bread and butter. They know how to f**king party — [They're like:] 'I don't give a f---, I'm making a T-shirt and putting sequins on it. I'm saving my money for beer and having a good time.'"
- On Beyoncé: "Beyoncé, to me, doesn't have a f---ing "Purple Rain," but she's the biggest thing on Earth. How can you be that big without at least one "Sweet Home Alabama" or "Old Time Rock and Roll"? People are like, 'Beyoncé's hot. Got a nice f---ing ass.' I'm like, 'Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big t-ts.' Doesn't really f---ing do much for me."
The Rolling Stone article is an interesting read, whether you agree with his opinions or not, and you can check out the full piece here. Kid Rock just released his latest album, First Kiss, a disc that readers voted Loudwire’s release of the month. He's also announced another $20 Best Night Ever summer tour. It kicks off June 24 in Hartford, Conn. and sees him playing throughout the summer, ending on Sept. 5 in Auburn, Wash. See the full list of dates here.
Check Out Kid Rock + More in These Rock Star Mugshots
See an Awful Tattoo of Kid Rock and More Bad Ink: