Kid Rock is set to close down the restaurant that bears his name next year, after making headlines for controversial comments directed towards Oprah Winfrey.
This last weekend was clearly a bit of a rough one for infamous musician Kid Rock, with the 48-year-old making headlines after going on a drunken rant against Oprah Winfrey.
Appearing at Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse (yes, that’s a real place and its real name), the musician found himself taking part in a drunken rant which saw him specifically targeting the likes of Oprah, Joy Behar, and Kathy Lee Gifford.
While it’s not clear what sparked the recent outburst, video of the incident went viral, and saw him specifically spouting phrases such as “fuck Oprah Winfrey” and claiming that “she can suck dick sideways.”
Attracting claims of racism during his speech, the musician kept on talking, undoubtedly raising as many eyebrows as he did questions in the process.
While folks were undoubtedly confused about this, Kid Rock attempted to explain away the situation on Twitter, but only appearing to double down on his statements.
“My people tried to get me to do The Oprah Winfrey show years ago and her people wanted me to write down 5 reasons why I loved her and her show,” he wrote, adding the LGBTQ flag for no obvious reason.
“I said fuck that and her. End of story.”
Now, it appears as though Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse is set to be a thing of the past, with the musician taking to social media to lament its forthcoming closure.
As The Detroit Free Press reported, Kid Rock announced the closure of the restaurant in his hometown of Detroit, noting that it’s wiser “go where you’re celebrated, not tolerated”.
“I will not be renewing my licensing agreement for my Made In Detroit Restaurant this April,” he explained.
“I appreciate all who have patronized our place and still have much love for the City of Detroit and the people / organizations that I have helped there for years, black, white, whatever, but learned long ago, go where you’re celebrated, not tolerated.”
Before long, the message soon took on a bit of a passive-aggressive tone, attacking his naysayers by citing the good work he has done for the community over the years, and noting how he’s donated close to two million dollars for local charities and causes.
“I guess the millions of dollars I pumped into that town was not enough,” he continued. “I will let the NAN network and others go ahead and take the wheel now. Good luck.
“I may be guilty of being a loud mouth jerk at times, but trying to label me racist is a joke, and actually only does a disservice to the black community, which I have supported my entire life, by trying to alienate myself and many others.”
Finishing of his post with the phrase “Trump 2020”, it’s currently unclear whether Kid Rock will completely exit the restaurant game, or whether he may indeed choose to move his Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse (sorry, we just love saying that name) somewhere that he feels he is “celebrated” rather than simply “tolerated”.