Of course he didn’t do that for publicity and attention (sarcasm).
Kid Rock angered thousands of Beyonce fans on Thursday, Feb. 26, when he slammed the beloved singer in a new interview with Rolling Stone. The rocker, 44, told the magazine that he is “flabbergasted” by Beyonce’s level of success and fierce following.
“Beyonce, to me, doesn’t have a f–king ‘Purple Rain,’ but she’s the biggest thing on Earth,” he explained, referencing Prince’s smash hit 1980s single. “How can you be that big without at least one ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ or ‘Old Time Rock & Roll’?”
“People are like, ‘Beyonce’s hot. Got a nice f–king ass,'” Kid Rock continued, attributing the Grammy winner’s success to her body, rather than her voice. “I’m like, ‘Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big tits.’ Doesn’t really f–king do much for me.”
Beyonce’s fan base — the so-called Beyhive — did not take Kid Rock’s words lightly. The group organized and spammed the musician’s social media accounts with bee emojis to support their idol.
The Twitter account @TheBeyHiveTeam, which boasts more than 20,000 followers, tweeted, “It never fails. every Time these hasbeens are out here flopping they take cheap shots at the throne… Bey’s last album sold your whole weak week prediction in the 1st 15 min @KidRock go kick rocks. Your album is set to scan brick #priorities.”
The Beyhive even went so far as to dig up an old video of Beyonce performing “Proud Mary” at the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors, in which Kid Rock can be seen grooving to Bey in the audience, clapping along as she sings.
“THAT TIME QUEEN TURNED KID ROCK INTO A STAN,” a fan account wrote via Instagram, referencing the Eminem-created slang term for obsessive fan. “@kidrock YOU NEED TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND BOO BOO!!!!!”