Kid Rock Explains Himself… Kind of

Posted Friday September 14, 2007 4:16 PM GMT

As previously reported by the Gossip Girls, Kid Rock was charged with battery after punching fellow musician Tommy Lee at the MTV Video Music Awards. And now the So Hott crooner is giving his side of the story.

According to press, Rock says the air between himself and Tommy was already polluted. "Last contact I had with him was when me and Pam were going through our divorce. He picked up her Blackberry and started e-mailing me a lot of horrendous things. It was extremely disrespectful."

And Kid says that when MTV got him and Lee in the same room, the conflict was a sure thing. "This was unavoidable. I had to do what I had to do because this was a long time coming. You know, I came back from the bathroom and he was sitting right there. It was even more disrespectful after everything he's said, I was like that's enough, that's it."

And the “Cowboy” rapper has some final advice for the former Motley Crue drummer. "If he's smart he'll be like you know down deep you had it coming. Just leave it alone now. Go your own way."

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Enjoy the video footage of Tommy and Kid scrapping at the VMA's.