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Kid Rock says rap-rock 'turned out to be pretty gay'

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Wanted to know what Kid Rock’s thoughts on gay marriage are? No? Well, he wants to tell you anyway.

“As an ordained minister I don’t look forward to marrying gay people, but I’m not opposed to it,” the singer said in an interview with The Guardian where he brings up his thoughts on gay issues seemingly unprompted.

Kid Rock also found a way to comment on gay slurs when he talked about rap-rock, the genre he specialized in during the ’90s. “Rap-rock was what people wanted at the time, and they still love those songs at shows,” he said. “But it turned into a lot of bullshit and it turned out to be pretty gay.”

He goes on to address that using “gay” as a derogatory adjective is controversial—but doesn’t care. “If someone says you can’t say ‘gay’ like that you can tell them to go f–k themselves,” he said. “You’re not going to get anything politically correct out of me.” (This is, after all, the same man who wrote “Bawitdaba.”)

Kid Rock’s currently promoting his upcoming album, First Kiss. Read his other thoughts on politics over at The Guardian.