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Nashville mayor likely won’t participate in Christmas parade if Kid Rock remains grand marshal

The mayor of Nashville, Tenn., says he will likely skip his city’s annual Christmas parade unless musician Kid Rock is removed as its grand marshal.

A spokesman for David Briley (D) told the Tennessean that Briley is “inclined not to participate” in the festivities unless parade hosts Piedmont Natural Gas pulls the plug on Kid Rock’s appearance.

{mosads}Briley’s position was announced hours after Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, appeared live on a “Fox & Friends” broadcast from Nashville where he took aim at complaints of political correctness and racism while labeling “The View” host Joy Behar a “bitch.”

“God forbid you say something a little bit wrong — you’re racist, homophobic, Islamophobic. … People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct, and, I would say love everybody,” Kid Rock said on Fox News earlier Friday.

“Except I’d say screw that Joy Behar bitch, everybody but that,” he added.

Kid Rock was asked later in the interview if he would apologize for the comments, and issued a joint apology with Fox host Steve Doocy.

“I did apologize for the language, not the sentiment,” he said.

“We don’t feel that way, we apologize for both,” Doocy added.

Kid Rock sparked rumors of a Senate bid in Michigan earlier this year with the launch of a “Kid Rock for Senate” website, but later nixed any potential political run.

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