Celebs Who Can't Stand Kid Rock

Kid Rock — aka Robert James Ritchie — is one of the most unapologetic and opinionated celebrities in Hollywood. From his outspoken support of President Donald Trump to his feuds with daytime TV stars (we're looking at you, Joy Behar), the "Bawitdaba" performer is not here to make friends.

Given Kid Rock's take it or leave it attitude, it's really no surprise he has rubbed some celebrities the wrong way. Just ask his former collaborator and singer, Sheryl Crow. The musician slammed Kid Rock in a song after he teased his campaign for Senate in July 2017, a bid that turned out to be a false alarm. Oh, and did we mention Kid Rock's feud with a certain famous rocker? The two butted heads over a high-profile woman (surprise, surprise), and their dislike for one another ended in a physical fight. Yikes

As for the other haters who made the cut? Pull up a seat and let's take a deep dive into all of the celebs who can't stand Kid Rock.

Joy Behar slammed Kid Rock on 'The View'

When you pit a liberal TV star against a conservative country music singer, there's bound to be fireworks. Case in point: After Kid Rock called The View's Joy Behar a b***h during an appearance on Fox and Friends (via The Hill) in November 2018, the two found themselves embroiled in a nasty feud.

 "We can disagree and still be cordial with one another and just talk about things without going for each others throats and protesting everything," Kid Rock said in the interview. "God forbid you say something a little bit wrong — you're racist, homophobic, Islamophobic ... and I would say love everybody, except I'd say screw that Joy Behar b***h. Everybody but that!"

Once Behar heard the news, she delivered an epic clapback. "Well, all I can say is, this b***h and these b***hes will be happy to have you on the show and have a beer," Behar shot back while on The View. "Come on down."

Of course, this bitter battle didn't come out of thin air. It all started when Behar ripped a picture of Kid Rock posing alongside Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent at the White House, saying (via Esquire): "Is this the saddest day in the history of the White House since the British burned it to the ground in 1814?" Dang, Behar really went there. 

Kid Rock said the remark inspired his vitriol, writing on Facebook: "Mess with the bull, you get the horns. End of story."

Tell us how you really feel, Sheryl Crow

Country music star Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock collaborated on the 2002 single Picture after they struck up a friendship at the Grammys one year. "I had the idea for the song, and she came to Detroit, and we sat down together and bounced ideas off of each other," Rock told MTV News about finding kinship with Crow. "We wrote and recorded the song in a day and had fun hanging out for the next two days."

After the success of Picture, the duo reunited in 2010 to release Collide. Crow and Kid Rock then decided to capitalize on their success by going on tour together in July 2011. "I'm such a huge fan of his, and I love the guy," Crow gushed about Kid Rock to Billboard while announcing the tour. Crow's praise of Kid Rock took a left turn, however, after he hinted about running for Michigan Senate in July 2017. It all started when a fan tweeted that Crow was likely "rolling in her grave" over the news, which inspired her to write a song.

"If Kid Rock runs for Senate / I wouldn't be surprised / But not over my dead body / 'Cause dude, I'm still alive," she sings in one verse. "You know I will survive / No matter what's online / Fake news or lies," the song continues.

Crow's most telling verse? "A pole in the Lincoln bedroom / is bound to make some people squirm." Jeez.

Stephen Colbert's epic takedown on late night

Kid Rock pulled an arguably odd move when he launched his own line of barbecues called the "American Badass Grill," a venture he marketed by shooting foreign-made BBQs with a gun. "Kid Rock is pulling the trigger on foreign-made products," the ad says. In another promotional video, Kid Rock yells, "In your face, China!" after the camera pans to CGI-enhanced exploding barbecues in the sky. You can't make this stuff up, folks.

Naturally, comedian Stephen Colbert had a field day with Kid Rock's patriotic marketing campaign, taking to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on March 23, 2017 to mock his efforts. It's important to note, however, that Colbert wasn't poking fun at American jobs — it was Kid Rock's need to blow appliances up that caught his attention.

"Kid Rock hates Chinese grills so much he bought hundreds of them just to blow 'em up," Colbert sarcastically quipped to viewers. The host then took Kid Rock's "super realistic" special effects to task, joking: "So, I guess the grills and the special effects come from China."

But that wasn't the first time Colbert ripped Kid Rock. After the rocker called The New York Times "a little bit gay" in an October 2017 interview with radio show host Howard Stern (via HuffPost), Colbert shot back on his show: "I'm not sure exactly what Kid Rock thinks is gay about The New York Times, but I'm going to guess its the reading part." Ouch.

Kid Pebble, anyone?

One of the funniest burns against Kid Rock comes courtesy of Tommy Lee, the ex-husband of Pamela Anderson. The musicians' beef makes sense when you consider Kid Rock married Anderson in July 2006, eight years after Lee and the Baywatch star's divorce. (Rock and Anderson divorced in February 2007.)

Although the two could have handled their shared status as Pam exes like adults, Lee and Kid Rock got into a physical at the MTV Movie Awards in September 2007. Lee claimed on his personal website that it all started when Kid Rock came over to his table presumably to say hello. But as Lee went in for an "embrace" and a "semi-hug," Kid Rock allegedly punched him in the face. "He punches me in the face....," Lee recalled (via MTV News). "Well, if ya wanna call it that!?....more like a b***h slap!.......Wuss!!"

Lee ended his message with an apology to Alicia Keys and Las Vegas Palms Casino and Resort owner George Maloof (the Palms hosted the MTV Movie Awards that year),writing: "I would like to apologize to Alicia and George and MTV for the disrespectful bulls–t caused by a piece of s–t called Kid Pebble!!"

Ah, Mr. Kid Pebble. Something tell us Kid Rock isn't planning on a name change anytime soon, especially given his negative feelings towards Lee. "This was unavoidable," he said about the infamous fight (via People). "I had to do what I had to do because this was a long time coming."

Steven Tyler thinks Kid Rock is like, totally jealous

Steven Tyler comes as across as a pretty chill guy, except where it concerns his reputation in the music industry. Just ask Kid Rock, who got slammed by the rocker in October 2010 over a dispute about American Idol. Who knew American Idol could be such a contentious topic, right?

The war of words came to be after Kid Rock criticized Tyler for signing on as an American Idol judge in September 2010. Kid Rock, who is clearly not a fan of the show, told Entertainment Weekly: "I think it's the stupidest thing he's ever done in his life. He's a sacred American institution of rock 'n' roll, and he just threw it all out the window. Just stomped on it and set it on fire." A bit harsh, no?

He continued: "I think whoever's advising him, we should bring back the guillotine, or whatever they call that thing. And if it was himself, he needs some serious counseling. I love him to death, but I gotta speak the truth."

Tyler's response to the shade? "He's just jealous, he's just jealous," he said. "And he's working his new record, so God bless him." 

You know it's bad when a "God bless" is involved.

Pamela Anderson is done with her ex-husband

Kid Rock's divorce from Pamela Anderson was anything but peaceful. And given their nasty breakup, it's understandable Anderson isn't Kid Rock's biggest fan these days. The bitterness between the two resurfaced in Anderson's May 2018 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which she questioned her ex-husband's Republican persona. "When he was with me, he didn't hunt," she said. "I don't think he was very Republican, but now he is. Oh well." The sit-down also revealed that Anderson hasn't spoken to Kid Rock since their divorce was finalized in 2007, with the interviewer adding that she was "dismissive" when asked about their relationship.

To be honest, we're not surprised Anderson isn't happy with Kid Rock. After all, he did once insinuate to Rolling Stone (via People) that Anderson faked a miscarriage, because she was mad that he didn't come see her on a movie set in Canada. So, what was Anderson's response to the accusation, other than to have her rep confirm the personal tragedy? "I hope he's happy in life," she told the music mag, adding, "If he has nothing nice to say about me, then please tell him to stop talking about me." 

In other words: God bless him. 

Kid Rock came for Beyoncés Beyhive

Although it might be a little odd to hear Beyonce and Kid Rock's names in the same sentence, the stars found themselves pitted against one another in February 2015. Kid Rock kicked off the drama when he told Rolling Stone (via Vibe): "Beyoncé, to me, doesn't have a f***ing 'Purple Rain,' but she's the biggest thing on Earth. How can you be that big without at least one 'Sweet Home Alabama' or 'Old Time Rock & Roll'?"

As if the dig wasn't already enough, he added: "People are like, 'Beyoncé's hot. Got a nice f***ing a**.' I'm like, 'Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big t**s.' Doesn't really f***ing do much for me."

Beyoncé never addressed the jab directly (that doesn't seem like her style to be honest), but her loyal fan club — aka the Beyhive — did. Not only did some fans overload Kid Rock with the bee emoji, but they also sent him strongly worded messages on social media. "It never fails. every Time these hasbeens are out here flopping they take cheap shots at the throne," one person tweeted (via Us Weekly).

Kid Rock didn't take the hate lying down, later taking to Instagram to share a photo of Raid Flying Insect repellent. Yep, he went there.

While we can't definitively say that Beyoncé isn't a fan of Kid Rock, we can't imagine she was thrilled that he took a shot at her devoted fans.

Roasted by country music royalty

If you're a fan of country music, you're probably familiar with Hank Williams Jr., the son of Hank Williams. The Williams are longtime country music legends, which is how the family first became acquainted with Kid Rock. Hank Williams Jr. collaborated on a song with Kid Rock called, Redneck Paradise, and they became pretty good friends during their time together. Then, in a bizarre twist, a rumor started floating around that Kid Rock is the illegitimate son of the musician. Confusing, right?

Hank William Jr.'s biological son — Hank Williams, III — addressed the strange speculation in a song called, "Not Everybody Likes Us." Hank Williams, III clearly didn't appreciate the allegation because he sings in one verse: "And just so you know, so it's set in stone / Kid Rock don't come from where I come from / Yeah it's true, he's a yank / He ain't no son of Hank / And if you thought so, goddamn you're f***in' dumb."

Hank Williams, III also brought up how Kid Rock tried to lecture him about the rocky relationship he has with his dad. "I'm like, 'All right, you just crossed the line motherf***er," he recalled to Blender (via Snopes). "And I don't know how many times I have to say it: No, he's not my f***ing brother. He's a goddamn Yankee from f***in' up in Detroit, and his dad runs Cadillac dealerships."

It sounds like these two won't mend fences anytime soon.