Kid Rock Under Fire After Shouting Homophobic Slur at Tennessee Bar

Kid Rock shouted a homophobic slur at Tennessee bar over the weekend and it was all caught on camera.  In…


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June 7, 2021


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Kid Rock shouted a homophobic slur at Tennessee bar over the weekend and it was all caught on camera. 

In a clip obtained by TMZ, the “All Summer Long” singer was seen at the FishLipz Bar & Grill in Smithville, Tenn. fulminating over fans recording him with their cell phones. In the 37-second video, Kid Rock targeted a fan filming him and yelled directly in their phone, “f–ck your iPhone, yeah!” before hurling out a homophobic slur.

“You f–king f***ots with your iPhones out!!!” the singer said on video after mocking fans that were recording him by pointing at his crotch, singing “you can post this d-ck right now.”


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According to TMZ, security at the Tennessee bar were instructed to have patrons within the bar put their phones down or away, however, Kid Rock took matters into his own hands.

This isn’t the first time Kid Rock has come under fire for using offensive language on stage. In 2019, he was removed from a Nashville bar for using explicit language against Oprah Winfrey and the previous year he was removed from the Nashville Christmas parade lineup for going on a tirade against Joy Behar during an appearance on Fox & Friends.  

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.