Kid Rock’s Unhinged Interview: Pulls Gun, Drops N‑Word Repeatedly While Drunk

Kid Rock's Unhinged Interview: Pulls Gun, Drops N-Word Repeatedly While Drunk
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Out­spo­ken rock­er Kid Rock is in hot water once again after a shock­ing inter­view with Rolling Stone mag­a­zine. Accord­ing to the jour­nal­ist, David Peis­ner, the musi­cian became “drunk and bel­liger­ent” dur­ing the con­ver­sa­tion, at one point pulling out a gun and wav­ing it in the reporter’s face.

Peis­ner recounts that while dis­cussing pol­i­tics and his unwa­ver­ing sup­port for for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, whom he calls his “bestie,” the 53-year-old Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, reached behind his chair and pro­duced a firearm. “And I got a f–king god­damn gun right here if I need it!” he alleged­ly shout­ed. “I got them everywhere!”

The con­fronta­tion did not end there, as the “All Sum­mer Long” singer also repeat­ed­ly used the N‑word dur­ing the inter­view, even while recall­ing past con­ver­sa­tions with friends. Peis­ner notes that these were not iso­lat­ed inci­dents, stat­ing, “It’d be easy to label this as the rant­i­ngs of a drunk racist, but as with every­thing that Ritchie does, it’s hard to know how cal­cu­lat­ed it all is.”

Rock­’s polar­iz­ing per­sona has evolved sig­nif­i­cant­ly over the past decade, trans­form­ing from a fun-lov­ing coun­try rock­er to an out­spo­ken MAGA sup­port­er. The musi­cian acknowl­edged his role in the coun­try’s grow­ing divi­sions, say­ing, “I’m part of the prob­lem. I’m one of the polar­iz­ing peo­ple, no question.”

The inter­view also fea­tured oth­er dis­turb­ing com­ments from Rock regard­ing immi­grants and the Black com­mu­ni­ty, includ­ing a racial­ly charged joke about his mid­dle-aged white but­ler’s nickname. 

While some of Rock­’s acquain­tances ques­tion how much of his per­sona is gen­uine, the evi­dence from this inter­view paints a trou­bling pic­ture of the artist’s beliefs and behavior.

Peis­ner, whom Rock referred to as a “col­lege snowflake,” ulti­mate­ly agreed to leave the musi­cian’s Nashville home, but not before the two engaged in a tense con­fronta­tion, “chest to chest” with Rock get­ting into the jour­nal­ist’s face. In a final request, Rock asked Peis­ner to “just write the most hor­rif­ic arti­cle about me. Do it. It helps me.”

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