Kid Rock has addressed footage of himself using a homophobic slur during a performance in Tennessee by…using the same homophobic slur and he needs to make it make sense.
The expletive-laden footage, obtained by TMZ, showed the musician using the slur as he screamed at people filming the performance on his phone.
‘Fuck your iPhone!’ the musician – real name Robert James Ritchie – shouted, giving the attendee the middle finger in the clip.
Gesturing at his crotch, Kid Rock sang: ‘You can post this, you can post this d**k right now’ before going on to call the crowd the slur.
The rocker addressed the incident in a tweet sent from his official account under his real name, saying he has ‘a lot of love for his gay friends’ – although he did use the slur yet again.
‘If Kid Rock using the word f****t offends you, good chance you are one,’ the tweet began.
‘Either way, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends and I will have a talk with him. Have a nice day.’
TMZ reports that he was performing at FishLipz Bar & Grill in Smithville, Tennessee.
It’s thought that security was asking people to put down their phones, but he decided to tell attendees himself.
It’s not the first time the 50-year-old has caused controversy with his onstage outbursts, after he hurled insults at chat show host Oprah Winfrey at a performance in 2019.
Kid Rock rose to fame with his country and rock music, including hits like Picture and All Summer Long.
He’s a controversial figure, previously coming under fire for his outspoken rants and his support for Donald Trump.
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