Kid Rock was removed from stage after going on a drunken rant about Oprah. The incident occurred at his restaurant Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse in Nashville, TN. While addressing patrons, Rock took aim at Oprah and Joy Behar of The View:
“I’m not a bad guy. I’m just an honest guy that says, ‘Hey, I don’t like Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar. They can suck d**k sideways,’ […] Sorry, mom…. F**k Oprah. F**k Kathie [Lee] Gifford…. I’m not the bad in the equation. I’m the f**kin’ guy you want—like, ‘Hey, he’s pretty cool.'””
After his outburst against Winfrey, “The View” co-host Joy Behar and TV presenter Kathie Lee Gifford, Rock was reluctantly escorted offstage by the venue’s security team.
To put his rant in context, Kid Rock tweeted on Friday:
Hours after video of the incident was widely shared on social media, Rock tweeted that his “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— that and her. End of story.”