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Kid Rock refuses to apologize for using a gay slur during a performance at a Tennessee bar last weekend.

The 50-year-old musician was performing at the FishLipz Bar & Grill in Smithville, Tennessee on Saturday, June 5, when he objected to audience members filming him with their cell phones.

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Kid Rock shouted "f--k your iPhone" and called audience members "f--king f-ggots". The footage was obtained by TMZ and went viral on Monday, prompting gay rights activists to demand an apology from the rap-rocker.

Instead, on Wednesday, Kid Rock tweeted in the third person:

"If Kid Rock using the word faggot offends you, good chance you are one. Either way, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends and I will have a talk with him. Have a nice day."

He signed off as Bob Ritchie, his real name.

Last month, Kid Rock was caught up in a racial controversy after showing support for fellow white musician Morgan Wallen, who was suspended from his label and banned from country music radio stations after he was filmed using the N-word during a night out with friends.

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Kid Rock, who has a biracial son, offered Wallen his first gig following the controversy at his Nashville bar.

The word f-ggot is an LGBT+ insult in American culture. But in Britain, it means a bundle of small sticks tied together with string.