Singer and prominent celebrity Republican Kid Rock was interviewed by Tucker Carlson for Fox News and bragged about how he’s “uncancelable, cause I don’t give a f––k.”

In the clip shared online ahead of the interview’s premiere, Carlson asked Rock, “Why haven’t you been canceled? People aren’t allowed to say what they think. You are.” After the initial snappy response, Rock also added an interesting insight about the independence that allows him to make controversial remarks.

“I’m not in bed with any big corporate things. At the end of the day, there’s nobody I’m beholden to – no record companies, no corporate interests, no nothing. You can’t cancel me. I love it when they try,” he said.

While Rock has been signed with labels such as Warner Bros. Records and Broken Row Records in the past, he also has full ownership of his own label Top Dog Records, which he obtained by suing its co-founders after taking a 25% stake and succeeding.

Having control over his own album production does provide Rock with a level of insulation from oversight by entities that want to appeal to the broadest audiences possible. He’s happy to just appeal to right-wingers and seems to be profiting heavily by doing so, with any instance of controversy just generating more attention for him.

Rock’s new album, Bad Reputation is full of common alt-right talking points, including a sample of the chant “Let’s Go, Brandon,” a popular insult term for Joe Biden which came about after a reporter misheard protesters shouting “f––k, you Biden”, criticisms of vaccine and mask mandates in America, and insults towards social media and “liberal” news outlets such as CNN.

The main reason Rock probably can’t be canceled is that there are plenty of people in America that wholeheartedly agree with him, hence why he’s being interviewed on a major cable news network. He has been criticized in the past for some public comments, but at the end of the day, “cancellation” as Rock and Carlson like to call it hardly truly happens for powerful people.

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