Kid Rock Says He Stands By His Drunken 'F*ck Oprah' Rant
Music star tells Tucker Carlson he won't apologize: 'I own what I said'
Music star Kid Rock has said he stands by a drunken rant where he was caught on video blasting Oprah Winfrey and others.
Speaking with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Rock said that he won't apologize for the viral "f*ck Oprah" comments he made at his bar in Nashville.
Rock made headlines after blasting Winfrey and "The View" co-host Joy Behar during a 2019 appearance at his Tennessee Honky Tonk music club.
During the on-stage rant, Rock said "F*** Oprah Winfrey" and "F*** Joy Behar."
"I own what I said," Rock told Carlson.
Despite being intoxicated when he made the statements, Rock said his words were genuine.
During a sit-down interview for "Carlson Originals," the musician — real name Robert James Ritchie — said that he stands by his comments.
"A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts, I own what I said," he told Carlson.
"I don’t apologize to anybody.
"I’m not an Oprah Winfrey fan.
"I got drunk and f***in’ next thing, I’m on stage [saying] 'f*** Oprah'."
In March, Rock told Carlson that he believed himself to be "uncancelable" and that he was allowed to speak his mind in the manner he saw fit because he wasn't tied up with any "corporate interests."
"I’m not in bed with any big corporate things," he said at the time.
"At the end of the day, there’s nobody I’m beholden to — no record companies, no corporate interests, no nothing.
"You can’t cancel me. I love it when they try."
He also praised former President Donald Trump and compared his speeches to that of Joe Biden.
"If you watch a Joe Biden interview and you watch a Trump interview, you’re just like … ‘There's no comparison’," he explained.
"And Trump, yeah, he speaks off the cuff, I understand what it’s like.
"Sometimes you get it wrong … you know this that and the other.
"But I would way rather hear somebody come from here [touches chest] and get it wrong once in a while than see this contrived … pretty much every politician until he came along at some level everything was scripted.”