On Friday, Kid Rock slammed Taylor Swift on Twitter over her decision to inject more politics into her music in a seeming attempt to help Democrats ahead of the 2020 elections.
Kid Rock’s comments about Swift, which included a crude remark, came after Swift explained to leftist magazine Vogue why she was not politically active in 2016.
Kid Rock tweeted, “Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period. And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl. -Kid Rock”
Swift revealed that she was not politically active in 2016 because she was worried that she would harm then-Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“Unfortunately in the 2016 election you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement,” Swift said, speaking of Trump. “He was going around saying, ‘I’m a man of the people. I’m for you. I care about you.’ I just knew I wasn’t going to help.”
According to Fox News, Swift noted that her reputation at that time was not good, saying, “Also, you know, the summer before that election, all people were saying was, ‘She’s calculated. She’s manipulative. She’s not what she seems. She’s a snake. She’s a liar.’ These are the same exact insults people were hurling at Hillary. Would I be an endorsement or would I be a liability? ‘Look, snakes of a feather flock together. Look, the two lying women. The two nasty women.’ Literally millions of people were telling me to disappear. So I disappeared. In many senses.”
In May, Swift acknowledged that her music is becoming more political and that she is trying to promote an agenda.
“I definitely think there are political undertones in the new music I made,” Swift said. “I’m not planning to stop encouraging young people to vote and to try to get them to talk about what’s going on in our country. I think that’s one of the most important things I could do.”