Published: Sun, December 02, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Kid Rock Replaced in Nashville Parade After His Controversial 'Fox & Friends' Comments

Kid Rock Replaced in Nashville Parade After His Controversial 'Fox & Friends' Comments

Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, and Tennessee Holiday Productions, decided not to let the rocker front the festive event after the Mayor of Nashville, David Briley, announced he was considering skipping the parade if the singer remained part of Saturday's celebrations.

"If Kid Rock is still the grand marshal tomorrow, the mayor is inclined not to participate", Briley's office said in a statement.

Steve Doocy: Listen, she's just got a different point of view from you.

Kid Rock added: 'I apologize for the language, not the sentiment'.

"People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct and I would say you know, love everybody", said Rock. "Except, I'd say screw that Joy Behar (expletive)". "This b-h and these b--es would be happy to have you on the show", she said.

Bryan Lewis, the attorney for Steve Smith, Kid Rock's business partner and "best friend", told Variety Friday night that the controversial performer was planning on showing up and fulfilling his duty as grand marshal Saturday morning. Parade organizers feel that the grand marshal should personify the spirit of the Nashville community and have invited James Shaw, Jr., who became a community hero after stopping a shooting at a local Waffle House earlier this year, to be honored.

'I wish that that he would practice what he preaches as we all should practice what we preach coming together because we are all ultimately Americans, ' she said.

Behar responded on "The View", taking Kid Rock up on his offer to hash it out on TV. "And I would say, you know, love everybody". "I was just trying to get myself out".

Fox's Steve Doocy was interviewing Rock on Friday when the singer began discussing how politically divided the country is now. "So this is very off tone for him and I'm very surprised by it".

Well, it's officially the end of the line for Kid Rock in the Nashville Christmas Parade after controversy on Friday.

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