Firebrand conservative musician Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, granted Fox News host Tucker Carlson a rare one-on-one interview on Monday night, March 21. Before sitting down for a candid discussion, the pair began the night taking in a musical act at the singer’s Nashville restaurant and concert venue, KR’s Big Ass Honky Tonk.
One of the most prevalent topics of the interview was cancel culture. For those unfamiliar with the term, cancel cultureis defined as ostracism from social or professional circles. This can occur in person, online, on social media, or any combination of the three.
According to a clip of the interview teased by Billboard, Kid Rock deemed himself “uncancelable” when Carlson asked him why the musician has not been subjected to this modern phenomenon.
“I am uncancelable. I don’t give a f**k, and I’m not in bed with any big corporate things. 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,” the 51-year-old singer-songwriter replied.
Kid Rock has been a vocal critic of issues such as cancel culture and COVID mandates. His recent single, “We the People,”clarifies his stances, as did its predecessor “Don’t Tell Me How to Live,” released in November of 2021. In January, Rock shared with fans that he has done “all the research” and is confident that most COVID restrictions will no longer be in place when his Bad Reputation tour begins on April 6 in Indiana.
Telling Carlson he would be a hypocrite to perform in venues with mask and vaccine mandates, Kid Rock did not hide his feelings on health policies either.
“If you think I’m going to sit out there and sing ‘Don’t Tell Me How to Live’ or ‘We the People’ while people are holding up their f**king vaccine cards and wearing masks, that s**t ain’t happening,” Rock said, noting that some shows he’d been looking at fell off the list because of public health mandates in place at the time.
Rock, a staunch supporter of former President Trump, discussed his appreciation of Trump’s off-the-cuff responses. He claimed he would rather hear a politician speak from the heart and get things wrong than stick to a script like most politicians. He also showed Carlson his new Rolls-Royce, complete with a “Let’s Go Brandon”badge.
According to The Detroit News, he wanted the Rolls because he had a Waffle House license plate holder that needed a car to put it on.