Musician Kid Rock walked into the White House on Thursday to attend the signing of the Music Modernization Act by President Donald Trump.
The 47-year-old musician was seen walking up the driveway to the White House when a reporter tried to shout a question to him.
A video posted on Twitter shows an unknown reporter asking if Kid Rock thought the president should fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The musician wasn’t having any of it.
“He should fire you,” the singer, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, yelled back as he walked by the reporter.
A reporter asked Kid Rock if the President should fire Sessions, Rock responded “fire you.” pic.twitter.com/6GyAjhdr2R
— Jesse Seidman (@jmseidman) October 11, 2018
During his visit to the White House, Kid Rock watched the president sign the landmark Music Modernization Act, which guarantees increased and faster royalty payments for performers, songwriters and producers.
After the signing ceremony, he said, “Everybody knows that this music of business is a pretty dirty business … But this is a great start to protect songwriters, producers, engineers – the unsung heroes behind many of these songs that go out there.”
Turning to Trump, he added “There’s a whole lot of people in this country that do give you a lot of credit for everything you’ve been doing for this country. We know that some people don’t give you as much as maybe they should sometimes.”
Kid Rock arrived at the White House shortly before Trump met with rapper Kanye West.
West will discuss matters like prison reform, the African American unemployment rate and the surge in violence in West’s hometown of Chicago over lunch with Trump.
Kid Rock is here in Roosevelt Room for bill signing.
Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization Act ensures “artists who released records prior to 1972 are paid royalties from digital services, and streamlining the process for those services to obtain music-licensing rights,” WH says. pic.twitter.com/FeL2oUkpMS
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 11, 2018