Kid Rock: “I’m Not Just Wealthy, I’m Loaded… I’ve Made A F*ck-Ton Of Money!”
Kid Rock speaks his mind in a new interview with The Guardian, expressing disappointment with President Obama, his thoughts on abortion and gay marriage, and how nice it is to be really, really rich. “I’m not just wealthy, I’m loaded,” says the musician. “I can say that because I’m not embarrassed – I’ve made a f*ck-ton of money, but I’ve never made a dishonest dollar. I try to do right by the people around me.”
How does Rock spend his time online? “I don’t FaceTweet or whatever people do. I understand that I’m the old guy now. I turn on my computer and look at porn a little bit, see what’s going on in the news, but that’s about it,” he explains. “I’m comfortable with that.”
Politically, the rocker says, “I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it’s not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it.”
“I played Barack Obama’s inauguration even though I didn’t vote for him,” Rock tells the outlet. “I didn’t agree with his policies, but there was an exciting sense of change in the air. That promise hasn’t been fulfilled – the country is more divided than ever.”
He has a fairly realistic view of his attractiveness to women. Rock explains, “My success with women picked up around the 14 millionth record I sold. I know what it was about – I don’t exactly look like Brad Pitt. I learned to be careful. I didn’t want 10 kids around.”
“But there have been a lot of women,” he says. “I could have set a better example for my son. When he was a teenager I’d bring home girls that he had more in common with than I did.” Now Rock is approaching a new turning point. “I’m 43 and about to become a grandfather, but it keeps my redneck street cred up,” he says. “I could be a great-great-great-grandfather by the time I’m 80.”
Describing the rap-rock period that launched him to superstardom, he reflects, “They still love those songs at shows. But it turned into a lot of bullsh*t and it turned out to be pretty gay… If someone says you can’t say ‘gay’ like that you tell them to go f*ck themselves. You’re not going to get anything politically correct out of me.” What do you think of what Rock has to say?