Kid Rock has a well-earned reputation for being one of the most outspoken artists in music.
Of course everybody remembers earlier this year when the country rocker blasted cases of Bud Light with a machine gun after the company made the ill-fated decision to partner with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney.
And Kid Rock (whose real name is Bob Richie) has said before that despite often finding himself at the center of controversy, he’s “un-cancelable”– because he doesn’t care:
“I am uncancelable… because I don’t give a f*ck.”
I’m not in bed with any big corporate things at the end of the day, there’s nobody that I’m beholden to, no record companies no corporate interests no nothing, you can’t cancel me.
I love it when they try.”
Of course plenty of people have tried to cancel Kid Rock over the years for various things that he’s said. But he says that’s because the new generation are, in his words, “p*ssies.”
During a conversation with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson on his new online network, Tucker Carlson Network, Kid Rock joined the host for the first episode of The Tucker Carlson Encounter. And the two had plenty to say about “cancel culture” and the division in America.
And Kid Rock says that despite the efforts to bring him down, it’s only made him more successful:
“It’s kind of funny. I always joke, I’ll do or say something that’s a little outrageous, gets people’s panties in a bunch at some level, and somehow they give me more money for it.”
But the rocker doesn’t think he’s changed any from the peak of his success – he thinks it’s the times that have changed:
“I’ve been the same way since I was young…I haven’t changed. Times have changed.
Now you’re not allowed to say that or do this, you have to be politically correct and blah, blah blah.
And I’m like, that ain’t no fun.”
The reason, according to Kid Rock, that times have changed so much – and the division has gotten worse – is because of the sensitivity of the younger generation:
“If you’re different, or you’re weird, make no mistake: You get treated differently.
When I was young I had my hair up to here. I had my pants sagging, running around talking junk. People gave me crap all the time. But I was trying to be seen.
If you want to be seen and you’re going to go out and be different like that and dye your hair blue and put a bunch of nose rings in, some people are going to look at you different. Some people are going to tease you a little bit.
Whatever happened to sticks and stones?
Everyone’s like, ‘He teased me. I’m going to cancel you and sue you and I’m gonna tell on you.’
It’s like we’re raising a complete generation of f*cking p*ssies.”
Ultimately, Kid Rock says that he thinks the pendulum is going to swing back in the other direction. And he attributes his longstanding success through the changing times to some advice that he received from rapper Rev Run of Run DMC: