Songwriter Kid Rock, who recently accompanied President Trump during UFC 287, told Fox News's Sean Hannity on Wednesday that he had a "great conversation" with Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth following the immense backlash that the company's top brand, Bud Light, received after joining forces with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney earlier this year. Rock was central to the boycott efforts, with a video of him shooting up a number of cases of Bud Light going viral on social media.
"I'm just not in bed with any corporate entities," Rock, who explained he was "uncancelable," told Hannity. "You know, that would put me in a position where people could raise a stink, and I decided years ago — I've been very blessed. You know, I've worked hard and am still able to do this at a high level at 25 years old. And I decided when I was going to get vocal about all things, like, it's not a time I have never been vocal."
"I've always tried to live that there's no dollar amount on God's green earth that would get me to not be able to be who I am," he explained. Rock went on to explain that Anheuser-Busch, which recently signed a deal with UFC CEO Dana White, lost a lot of customers thanks to the Mulvaney partnership, and thus, it hurt many of the everyday distributors and drivers that worked for the company and had no say in the marketing department.
"They had no dog in this fight at all," the singer explained, adding that he actually ran into Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth during his visit to UFC with Trump. "It's actually funny. Speaking of that UFC fight, I'm standing there with our favorite president, and someone comes over, like, 'The CEO of Anheuser-Busch is standing right behind you.'"
"Because if you put this in context, why did this start? I told him that night, 'You signaled to a lot of people like myself, like-minded people, put the trans thing aside for a minute, right? But by sending that can to [Mulvaney], you kind of signaled to us you support this lifestyle and more importantly, like, men being in women's sports or in my granddaughter's locker room,'" he recounted. "Most of us draw a hard line right there. Nah."
He then went on to insist that Americans fought and died for the right to disagree, and thus, it is Anheuser-Busch's right to choose how it markets its products. Rock explained that when he runs into strangers, he normally has the mentality of "I'm cool with you, that's how most people are." But he went on to explain that if you attempt to go after kids, then that's a line for him personally, as reported by Fox News. "But as soon as you bring our kids into this, that's where we're going to bring hatred into it. Leave our frickin' kids out of it."
Watch his interview with Hannity below:
As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, fans of UFC 287 were surprised when Kick Rock, Dana White, boxer Mike Tyson, conservative commentator Tucker Carlson, and 45th President Trump entered Madison Square Garden in New York City. The crowd went wild during the former president's entrance, with thousands cheering for the Republican frontrunner. Trump's entrance to UFC 287 was met with cheers of "USA! USA!" after the 45th president faced multiple indictments in New York City, Washington, D.C., Fulton County, Georgia, and Florida.
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