AceShowbiz - Kid Rock is refusing to take the controversy brewing about his gay slur seriously, joking he'll have a chat with himself about the drama.
He was performing at the FishLipz Bar & Grill in Smithville, Tennessee on Saturday (05Jun21) when he lost his cool with audience members filming him on their cell phones.
Concertgoers videoed Kid Rock shouting "f**k your iPhone" and calling audience members "f**king f**gots." The footage was obtained by TMZ and went viral on Monday (07Jun21), prompting gay rights activists to demand an apology from the rap-rocker.
Instead, on Wednesday (09Jun21), Kid Rock tweeted, "If Kid Rock using the word f**got offends you, good chance you are one. 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."
He signed off as Bob Ritchie, Kid Rock's real name.
Last month (May21), he found himself embroiled in a race row after showing support for fellow musician Morgan Wallen, who was suspended from his label and axed from country music stations after he was filmed using the N-word during a night out with friends. Kid Rock offered Wallen his first gig following the controversy at his Nashville bar.
Kid Rock also showed support for Wallen after the latter was kicked out of the former's bar and arrested on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges.
The two met for the first time and Wallen personally apologised to the rocker. "He asked me if I wanted to come hang out, cause I had never met him or anything, so we went over there and hung out," Wallen said.