In a video that’s so ‘outrageous’ that ‘Weird’ Al needed to make clear it wasn’t certainly one of his parodies, Kid Rock in contrast himself to Brad Pitt, James Dean, and David Lee Roth.
“You’ll never tell me sh-t, you’ll never flip my script / Because I’m more outrageous than the Vegas strip,” raps Kid Rock in direction of the tip of “Don’t Tell Me How To Live,” the brand new music and video he launched on Nov. 19. The video options the 50-year-old Kid (b. Robert Richie) complaining about “snowflakes” and “offended millennials” towards a backdrop of more and more ridiculous imagery. From sporting a full-length fur coat whereas rapping in a church to firing off quite a lot of handguns to using a middle-finger-shaped rocket to Mars, Kid’s video is what one would count on from the ageing “Bawitdaba” star. Yet, one line on the finish caught everybody abruptly: “I’m like Reverend Run or David Lee Roth / Like [Bruce] Springsteen, bitch, I’m the motherf-ckin’ boss / James Dean shit, I’m more like Brad Pitt / A little less pretty, but I slang more d-ck.”
“Kid Rock compared himself to Brad Pitt. I wish I could write something funnier than that, but I can’t,” tweeted one individual after listening to the music. “Kid Rock living the delusional life while comparing himself to Willie Nelson, David Lee Roth, Springsteen, & Brad Pitt … I may need medical help cuz I can’t breathe,” added another, and the plenty usually agreed. “Kid Rock comparing himself to Brad Pitt? Yeah….no.” “LOL Kid Rock compared himself to Brad Pitt and Bruce Springsteen. Dude has zero self-awareness.” “Somebody said Kid Rock has a song out saying he’s like Brad Pitt? Is this a joke? Don’t see it.”
TFW while you hear Kid Rock in contrast himself to Brad Pitt pic.twitter.com/dDwlSpLWkU
— The Stuffed Honey Badger (@TANyanotTONya) November 23, 2021
Kid Rock in contrast himself to Brad Pitt.
I want I may write one thing funnier than that, however I am unable to.😂😂😂
— Renee Libby 🇺🇸 (@ReneeAlida) November 23, 2021
Kid Rock shouldn’t be Brad Pitt. Nope. pic.twitter.com/vlJxVN2MWz
— Samantha Sanderson (@SamSanderson123) November 23, 2021
Unfortunately for that listener, “Don’t Tell Me How To Live” shouldn’t be a joke. But, the music looks as if it’s such a parody that “Weird” Al Yankovic needed to situation an announcement denying his involvement. “To everybody that’s congratulating me right now on my new Kid Rock parody video, let me clarify – that’s not me. That’s actually Kid Rock.”
To everyone that is congratulating me proper now on my new Kid Rock parody video, let me make clear – that is not me. That’s really Kid Rock.
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) November 22, 2021
For years, Kid Rock has been one of many loudest (and infrequently, grossly homophobic) right-wing voices in music. He was an early supporter of Donald Trump’s presidential run, endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012, and has been a vocal supporter of the second modification. Kid Rock has additionally fought towards COVID-19 restrictions from the get-go of the pandemic. His bar in Nashville — Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk and Rock & Roll Steakhouse — had its beer allow revoked in June 2020 after it continued to serve patrons at its bar, a violation of town’s public-health emergency order, per Rolling Stone. The bar additionally was hit with a second quotation after a photograph confirmed it was serving maskless clients at seemingly max capability.
Steve Smith, co-owner of the Honky Tonk, joined different Nashville bar/restaurant house owners to sue town, claiming the officers are “unfairly targeting restaurants and bars” with mandated closures. In December 2020, A federal choose threw out the house owners’ second request for a restraining order towards these restrictions, per The Nashville Tennessean.
Kid Rock was compelled to most cancers two reveals in Texas in August 2021 after greater than half his band examined constructive for COVID-19, per The Daily Beast. “I am pissed,” he wrote on his web site. “Over half the band has f-cking covid (not me), and before u sh-t for brains bloggers and media trolls run your mouths, many of them, like me, have been vaccinated.” Earlier within the month, Kid Rock performed a “packed house” on the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which was later labeled a “superspreader” occasion by South Dakota well being officers.