Could he Kid Not?
Kid Rock was filmed using homophobic language to curse out fans filming his June 5 show in Tennessee.
Apparently not receiving the rapt, phone-less attention his set at FishLipz Bar & Grill in Smithville merited, Rock — né Robert James Ritchie — looked into one fan’s phone as they filmed him and yelled, “F–k your iPhone, yeah!” TMZ reports.
Pivoting his ire to the crowd at large, Ritchie, 50, then dropped the slur, barking, “You f–king f—-ts with your iPhones out!!!”
TMZ notes that security guards at the event had been circulating prior to the outburst, attempting to dissuade patrons from using their phones.
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It’s hardly the first time Ritchie’s mouthiness has caught up to him. In 2018, he was stripped of his position as Grand Marshal of Nashville’s Christmas parade following profane comments he made about Joy Behar on television, while a year later, he was escorted out of the bar he owns in the city for expressing similar sentiments about Oprah Winfrey.
Nor should his choice of epithet over the weekend come as any surprise. In 2015, Ritchie, ironically after saying rap-rock — the genre he initially made his name in — “turned into a lot of bulls–t” and “pretty gay,” he told the Guardian, “If someone says you can’t say ‘gay’ like that you tell them to go f–k themselves.”
Kid Rock’s most recent release, 2020’s “Quarantine” — released as DJ Bobby Shazam — did not chart.
Page Six has reached out to Ritchie’s team for comment.