Kid Rock won’t apologize for going off on Oprah Winfrey while on-stage at his Nashville bar in 2019.
Rock, whose real name is Robert James Richie, told Tucker Carlson that he doesn’t regret spewing the sentiment in a recent interview.
“A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts, I own what I said,” he said. “I don’t apologize to anybody. I’m not an Oprah Winfrey fan. I got drunk and f***in’ next thing, I’m on stage [saying] f*** Oprah.”
Rock was caught on camera lashing out at Winfrey, “The View” co-host Joy Behar, and Kathie Lee Gifford, which he noted was a mistake.
“I was trying to go after Kathy Griffin you know, for holding up Trump’s head, but I’m so out of it I’m like ‘f— Kathie Lee Gifford.'” he said. “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…now I feel a little bad.”
Following the incident, he shared his reasons for going after Winfrey in a November 2019 tweet. “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,” he wrote.
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 fuck that and her. End of story.
— KidRock (@KidRock) November 29, 2019
It wasn’t the first time that Rock ranted about the liberal “The View” host, he called her a b***h on live air, during an interview with Fox & Friends in 2018.
While explaining that the politically polarized nation should be “cordial with one another,” and be able to have discussions “without going for each other’s throats,” he went after Behar specifically.
“People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct, and I would say, love everybody… Except, I’d say screw that Joy Behar b***h, everybody but that,” he remarked to cheers from the audience.