Kid Rock Was Born Rich And Grew Up In A Huge Mansion
No "celebrity goes into politics" story will ever be weird again, but the announcement that Kid Rock might run for Senate still managed to turn a few heads. After all, his most famous lyric is "Bawitdaba, da bang, da bang, diggy diggy, diggy said the boogie, said up jump the boogie." That sounds less like a music and more like Kid Rock attempting to summon a demon that also looks like Kid Rock.
But Bawitdaba aisde, Rock wants us to think he's some rough-and-tumble country boy. However, that couldn't be farther from the truth. His childhood home in Macomb County, Michigan recently sold for nearly $1.3 million, which we're reasonably sure would be enough to buy whole towns around there. It turns out that his dad owned two luxury car dealerships and made some not-insignificant amounts of money.
Romeo High School"Your little rec center shall make a great showroom for our Bentleys. Papa will be most pleased."
Mr. and Mrs. Rock's "four-bedroom, four-bath, neo-Georgian colonial house" is over 5,000 square feet, has an indoor Jacuzzi, amenities out the wazoo, and the property itself contains an apple orchard. Rock has tried to flaunt his down-home country style and use it to smear politicians as "out of touch." That doesn't have the same gravity now that we know his past.
Adam Serwer/TwitterThat's a sad burger for so many reasons.
Rapper Rick Ross Was A Prison Guard
Florida rapper Rick Ross is best known for his songs about nonstop hustling and numerous activities that would make your Great Aunt clutch her pearls. He even got his name from a drug kingpin. That's why it was kind of a shocker when it came out that Ross was a corrections officer (read: prison guard) prior to getting into the rap game.
After the story broke about his previous life of literally the opposite of crime, Ross originally denied it, but somehow the media managed to get ahold of pay stubs that proved it. For about two years in the mid-'90s, he worked as a CO in Florida. Granted, that makes him more awesome than if he was a CO in, say, Terre Haute, Indiana, but it didn't help his street cred any.
Florida Department of Corrections, Maybach Music GroupHis earliest songs were about how much he hated that Urkel kid who kept visiting his house.