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