Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY
Published 9:21 p.m. ET Nov. 29, 2019 | Updated 10:57 p.m. ET Nov. 29, 2019
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Kid Rock has not backed down from his late-night stage tirade against Oprah Winfrey and other talk show hosts, which was posted online Friday morning.
The rocker, 48, real name Robert James Ritchie, tweeted a disparaging comment about Winfrey and her now-ended TV talk show on Friday, which appeared to allude to his expletive-filled stage video posted on TMZ.
“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,” Kid Rock tweeted. He added an emoji of an LGBTQ pride flag, before an expletive emphasizing his decision to decline the offer.
“End of story,” he wrote.
The tweet came after TMZ posted a lewd video featuring Kid Rock lashing out at Winfrey (“The View” host Joy Behard, and Kathy Lee Gifford were also mentioned) at his Honky Tonk & Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse in Nashville.
“Oprah Winfrey is like ‘Hey, I want to get some white women to believe in this (expletive),” Kid Rock said, repeating lewd expletives. “And if you say that, you’re like, ‘Hey, well I’m pretty sure Kid Rock is a racist.’ I’m like, okay fine. (Expletive).”
“I’m not a bad guy,” said Kid Rock. “I don’t like Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar.”
He went on: “They’re like, you’re (expletive) racist, I’m like, you’re (expletive) weird. You call your people, I’ll call mine.”
The edited video shows the unsteady rocker posing for fans afterwards from the stage, and being helped away by security.
USA TODAY has reached out to Kid Rock’s representative for comment.
In a 2008 Independent newspaper “my secret life” interview, Kid Rock referred to Winfrey as his “real-life villain.”
“She rubs me up the wrong way,” he explained. “I just don’t believe her. Maybe it’s because I’m not one of the 150 million brainwashed women who heed her every word.”
In Nov. 2018, Rock, a vocal Trump supporter, lashed out at liberal firebrand Behar on “Fox and Friends.” The insult cost him the grand marshal’s position at Nashville’s Christmas Parade.
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