Ok, keep in mind that my mother is 55 years old, African American (and very proud of it!), and pretty laid back. She's a football mom that paints the car with 'go team' and my brother's jersey number, etc. Not to focused on dating but occasionally goes out with her girlfriends or another middle-aged gentleman of color. So you could imagine my surprise a few years ago when she opened her mouth and said these words....."You know who I think is sooooo sexy?"
Slightly freaked out and curious, I dared to say, "who?"
In a breathy voice she responds with something like, "That Kid Rock, you know he's a good guy with the charities and all. And that dingy redneck thing he's got going on....oooohhh I just love it. You know he likes Black women...."
I almost passed out. My mother loves the American Bad Ass?!?! GTFO!!!! Don't get me wrong, I love Kid Rock's music and I give him the utmost respect for his support of our troops/charity affiliations, but he is the epitome of a cool redneck (like the guys I grew up with). You don't picture your mother drooling at this guy. Apparently, this had been a topic of discussion among her friends and some actually had the same opinion (they are all different races, between the ages of 30-50). I just shook my head.
So this past weekend, as I chatted with her on the phone during a visit to the Wine and Liquor Warehouse (great prices for a party), I picked up a bottle of this new Red Stag Cherry Jim Beam, endorsed by none other than..... Mr.Kid Rock! When I told her, she dropped the new bomb on me. "You know I love that 'thing' [Kid Rock], but you know who else is hot?"
Again, the feeling of nausea and intrigue.
"You know, Steven Tyler, that new judge on American Idol! He wears those skinny jeans and the boots and the hair.....woooooo!"