Eminem Gets Cheered, Kid Rock Booed At NBA Game

The Detroit Free Press reports:

Despite the less-than-sellout crowd — the arena was probably two-thirds full — those who arrived to christen the joint for basketball helped fill it with buzz. The atmosphere was helped by a slick, Pistons-colored light show and an unexpected showing from Eminem.

The rapper took the microphone briefly and worked the crowd into a frenzy. “Let’s go,” he roared, and the crowd roared back with him. A few moments later, the videoboard showed Kid Rock, who was sitting courtside, and who got booed where Eminem got cheered.

The difference didn’t go unnoticed by Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy, who noted after the game Eminem’s appearance — in front of NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who was there to pay homage to the Pistons’ new home — said plenty. ”Without making a statement, they were able to make a statement,” said Van Gundy.


  • kareemachan

    Ah, poor KR. Not. That’s what happens when you make an ass out of yourself with drumpster.

  • Tawdry D’Tails

    I would think that if Kid Rock’s face suddenly showed up on a large screen there’d be more screams of fear than anything.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      They’re used to anti-drug PSAs at sportsball games.

  • Tatonka

    ”Without making a statement, they were able to make a statement,” said Van Gundy. Later, Van Gundy was heard to say, “The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about,” and “either these curtains go, or I do,” before tittering with amusement into a perfumed kerchief.

    • Robincho

      What, no green carnation?…

  • bkmn
  • Jmdintpa

    kid rock = white trash = trump supporter. case closed

    • ElenorRigby

      I really wish gay people would stop acting like Eminem is some liberal warrior. Two years ago he was still rapping about how much he hates “fags.” I mean honestly, people can you at least TRY to hold it together?

      • Todd20036

        Eminem is terrible. Kid Rock is worse.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “We’ll be here for twenty years. Try the water.”

  • thrunch

    I quote one of our greatest Presidents: “Don’t boo, VOTE!”

    • tomfromthenews

      Well, maybe do both, but for sure VOTE!

  • I lived in the UK from late 80’s – 2005 and I never heard of (or can’t remember) Kid Rock or Chachi for that matter. I actually assumed Kid Rock was either a black rapper or a champion wrestler until his name came up as a Trump supporter. Am I culturally deprived not knowing these major contributors to late 20th century American culture? I do not think Kid Rock was big in London- but I did find this “Kid Rock sues to block release of sex tape sale on the bbc” http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4742444.stm

    • arewemenoramidevo

      Not sure if serious…

      • Yes I am serious in that I lived in London and never heard of them — but being “culturally deprived” is snarky 🙂

    • zhera

      You are blessed, like me, for not knowing about Kid Rock.

    • David Walker

      I kinda liked “Happy Days,” so I know what a Chachi is. I’d grown weary of pop music before the lovely Kid Rock came around. I, too, at first figured he was a pro wrestler. Someone took umbrage and told me he was a major force in pop music. Oh. Then he showed me a picture of him. Oh. So I then assumed he was some really bad metal rock wannabe.

      • Even then I never got the Chachi character. I don’t get what young women see in these scrawny androgynous teen idols. The character wasn’t funny mostly because whatshisface wasn’t much of an actor. Fonzi was cool. Chachi was a bigger nerd than Potsy.

        • Mickey Bitsko

          Fonzi was cool.



            Years ago, The Kenley Players in Ohio would stage plays and musicals featuring the stars of the day for the great unwashed. In 1976 my parents took me to see Room Service starring Henry Winkler (the aforementioned Fonzi for those who may not know). Afterwards I was able to go back and meet him and have a picture autographed. I was 12 and enamored with him but couldn’t show HOW enamored with him I was. He autographed the picture with the phrase “Have a nice life, knock yourself out.” Being 12 and naive of some colloquialisms I pondered it for months wondering what he meant by “knock yourself out” was it a slight, an insult? Being very young and insecure due to my upbringing by an asshole I assumed anything was a negative towards me if I didn’t understand it outright. Sad what a parent will raise a child to believe.
            Here’s the playlist for 1976 in Columbus Ohio, just for kicks.

            The Mitzi Gaynor Show
            Room Service (Henry Winkler)
            Irene (Jane Powell)
            Norman, Is That You? (Harvey Korman)
            A Funny Thing Happened (Sonny Bono)
            Damn Yankees (Vincent Price)
            Panama Hattie (Ann Miller)
            Shenandoah (Ed Ames)
            Accent on Youth (Ricardo Montalban)
            Funny Girl (Carol Lawrence)

        • TCinBerkeley
    • You missed nothing. At least not those things.

    • -M-

      Kid Rock’s brief time in the sun is long over. Baio, to the extent he is known for anything other than being an ass it’s for Chachi, Charles in Charge, Bob Loblaw on ‘Arrested Development’, and ‘Scott Baio is Forty-five and Single’.

      • TCinBerkeley

        Proving the greatness of “Arrested Development” that they can make a no-talent like Baio funny.

        • -M-

          By giving him tongue twisters to memorize and recite.

  • We are indeed in a cold civil war.

  • JWC

    the grassroots are growing nicely thankyou very much

  • JT

    Kid Rock Booed At NBA Game

    Everyone knows he’s really Kid Crock.

  • Bryan Todd

    Is Kid Rock a one hit wonder? What’s that one song he had where he said, headed out to LA where women come equipped with scripts and fake breast?