Kid Rock talks homophobia, "Facetweets" and abortion

Kid Rock performs onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Kid Rock was candid -- very, very candid -- in a new piece in The Guardian Saturday. In the article, the musician addressed hot-button issues like abortion and politics -- and chimed in on social media and rap-rock. Here are a few excerpts:

On technology:

"I don't FaceTweet or whatever people do. I understand that I'm the old guy now. I turn on my computer and look at porn a little bit, see what's going on in the news, but that's about it. I'm comfortable with that."

On politics:

"I am definitely a Republican on fiscal issues and the military, but I lean to the middle on social issues. I am no fan of abortion, but it's not up to a man to tell a woman what to do. As an ordained minister I don't look forward to marrying gay people, but I'm not opposed to it."

On Obama:

"I played Barack Obama's inauguration even though I didn't vote for him. I didn't agree with his policies, but there was an exciting sense of change in the air. That promise hasn't been fulfilled - the country is more divided than ever."

On money:

"I'm not just wealthy, I'm loaded. I can say that because I'm not embarrassed - I've made a f**k-ton of money, but I've never made a dishonest dollar. I try to do right by the people around me."

On his age:

"I'm 43 and about to become a grandfather, but it keeps my redneck street cred up."

On drugs:

"I don't smoke much weed, it makes me dumb. But they should legalize and tax everything: pot, cocaine, heroin."

On guns:

"I'm always buying more guns. I have everything from a Civil War cannon to an MP5 machine gun and old police guns. If someone invades your house, yeah, you can shoot them. I don't think crazy people should have guns."

On rap-rock:

"Rap-rock was what people wanted at the time, and they still love those songs at shows. But it turned into a lot of bullshit and it turned out to be pretty gay... If someone says you can't say 'gay' like that you tell them to go f**k themselves. You're not going to get anything politically correct out of me."

Eye-opening indeed. For more, head on over to The Guardian and read the full article. Kid Rock's tenth studio album, "First Kiss," is out Feb. 24.