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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke May 28, 2024

No, Beyoncé didn’t ask Kid Rock to collaborate

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  • This claim originated from a self-described satire account. 

The misinformation machine has been busily producing false claims concerning Beyoncé and her new album, "Cowboy Carter." 

We previously debunked claims that she was banned from the Grand Ole Opry and that her husband Jay-Z bribed country radio stations to play her songs.

Neither claim was true, nor is another that Beyoncé "offered Kid Rock millions to join him on stage at a few of his shows." 

"He turned her down," a May 20 Facebook post said before purportedly quoting Kid Rock. "‘She wants to use my name to add credibility to hers,’ he said, ‘I told her and her husband to shove it.’"

This post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

This claim originated on a self-described satire account. 

America’s Last Line of Defense, which describes itself as the flagship of a "network of trollery," posted the claim May 5 on Facebook. 

Plus, Kid Rock is an unlikely Beyoncé ally. In February 2015, for example, he criticized her music, fame and body, according to a Rolling Stone story

"He’s ‘flabbergasted’ by Beyoncé worship," Rolling Stone reported that year.

In an interview with the magazine published in May 2024, he reportedly used racial slurs

We rate claims Beyoncé offered Kid Rock millions to appear together on stage Pants on Fire!

 

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