Republican-leaning musician Kid Rock has never been known as someone who shies away from controversy, and that trait was on display again this week.
During a recent interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Rock refused to apologize for going on a profanity-laced rant against Joy Behar and other left-wing figures.
Kid Rock: “I don’t apologize to anybody”
That interview was featured in an episode of “Tucker Carlson Originals,” which airs on the streaming service Fox Nation.
Never met a motherf**ker quite like @KidRock
— Tucker Carlson Originals (@TuckerOriginals) June 7, 2022
At one point, Carlson brought up how in 2019, the website TMZ published video footage of an intoxicated Rock denouncing Behar along with Oprah Winfrey and comedian Kathy Griffin.
“A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts, I own what I said,” the singer told Carlson. “I don’t apologize to anybody. I’m not an Oprah Winfrey fan. I got drunk and f–kin’ next thing, I’m on stage [saying] f–k Oprah…”
Rock had previously addressed his feelings towards Winfrey in a 2017 tweet, complaining, “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.”
The singer went on to tell Carlson that he also lashed out at Griffin over her decision to pose with a bloody effigy of President Donald Trump’s severed head but ended up confusing her with veteran talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford.
“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,” he recalled.
Musician refuses to rule out running for office
“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 explained.
Rock has long been known as a vocal Trump supporter and was invited to visit the White House in 2017 alongside former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and fellow musician Ted Nugent.
However, Rock told Carlson that he has no plans to run for office himself but refused to rule out the possibility.