Robert Ritchie grew up a child of privilege on a six-acre Michigan estate; his family owned multiple car dealerships and raised horses.

Oprah Winfrey grew up in Mississippi poverty with a single mother, was molested at 14 and gave birth to a child who died soon after. (1/4)
Richie knew he couldn’t sell hip hop records as a suburban rich kid, so he created Kid Rock, a fantasy alter-ego with all the street cred Ritchie lacked.

Winfrey knew she wanted a better life and became a high school honors student who received a full college scholarship. (2/4)
Kid Rock went on to release many records & one great song (Bawitdaba). He is worth $98 million and his last record sold 187,000 copies.

Oprah Winfrey went on to become the most famous TV personality of all time, is worth $2.8 billion, and continues to run a media empire. (3/4)
So when Robbie Ritchie goes on a drunken rant about how Oprah can suck his dick sideways, I think we all know the score. He’s a joke. Kid Rock is not a ‘cowboy, baby’ - he’s just another poseur, and Oprah Winfrey will always be a force of nature he can’t touch.
(p.s. I’m not even much of an Oprah fan – that Kid Rock rant just really pissed me off.)
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