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Kid Rock Helped Off Stage After Tirade

The singer-songwriter insults Oprah Winfrey, Joy Behar, and Kathie Lee Gifford
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2019 10:50 AM CST
In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Kid Rock performs in Pontiac, Mich. News outlets report the 20-foot-tall neon sign for his recently opened bar in Nashville will feature a giant guitar in...   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(Newser) – Warning: This story includes words uttered by Kid Rock. The singer-songwriter has yet again spewed vitriol at female celebrities, this time onstage at Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse in Nashville. "F--k Oprah!" he shouted earlier this week while "clearly intoxicated," TMZ reports. Variety rolls out more quotes, like "Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar, they can suck d--- sideways" and "f--k Oprah Winfrey and f--k Kathie Lee Gifford." The 48-year-old also tried to defend himself from possible critics, saying "I'm not the bad guy in this equation. I'm the f--kin' guy you want, like, hey, he's pretty cool." And he cursed out anyone who might accuse him of racism. (See the video here.)

Finally, the 48-year-old—described by one attendee as "blackout drunk"—was helped off stage. On Friday he tweeted an apparent defense of his Oprah insults, per USA Today, saying "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," something he wasn't willing to do. "End of story." Rock's cuss-fest comes nearly a year after he dismissed Behar on Fox & Friends, saying "screw that Joy Behar b---h," which cost him a gig as Nashville Christmas Parade marshal. (He has also accused Taylor Swift of trying "the oldest move in the book.")

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