Kid Rock opened up about his latest album, Bad Reputation, and why he wasn’t canceled on Monday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight.
“So if there was a message behind the album, what would it be?” Tucker Carlson asked.
Kid Rock replied: “To my fans, I love you very much. to [the] Critics, haters and trolls – get ready.”
“I love the trolls and the haters and the critics that have been trying to put me down for 20, 30 years. And I, I’m still standing [and] still work at the highest level.”
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, has come under fire from critics for his statements and beliefs.
“Why weren’t you canceled?” Carlson asked.
“I can’t be fired,” Kid Rock said. “Because I don’t have sh…”
“I’m not in bed with any big corporate stuff. At the end of the day, I am under no obligation to anyone. No record companies, no corporate interests, nothing. And you can’t fire me. I love it when they try.”
Carlson asked why there weren’t more artists like Kid Rock.
“Because they’re in league with record companies and, you know, corporate deals and trainers at all levels,” he said. “I think I crawled out of the womb with both middle fingers in the air.”