His Name Is Kid Rock

Well, this is probably the classiest story on the music internet this morning. Andrea Pellegrini, a former publicist for the Insane Clown Posse, is suing the Detroit duo for sexual harassment, and among other allegations (e.g., the 2012 Gathering Of The Juggalos was “a living hell”) she claims that the former ICP and Psychopathic Records employee “Dirty Dan” Diamond tried to give her a glass dildo as a gift once. When she refused to accept it, Pellegrini claims that Diamond gave the, um, item to Kid Rock, who apparently still has possession of it. The Detroit Free Press reports that Pellegrini’s attorneys have subpoenaed Kid Rock, telling him to give up the glass dildo so that they can use it as evidence. Beyond the obvious troubling-if-true harrassment allegations, this whole thing raises some questions. For instance: Isn’t it bad etiquette to give someone a gift after someone else has already turned it down? Kid Rock appeared on ICP’s first album Carnival Of Carnage 22 years ago! Doesn’t he deserve his own glass dildo? Also, how’s Kid Rock even supposed to find the dildo in what’s sure to be an extensive glass dildo collection? I hope he’s got them all clearly labeled.

UPDATE: Kid Rock responds.

Comments (52)
  1. Gelth  |   Posted on Jul 23rd +26

    Incredible, I had a dream last night about this very thing.

  2. Proud to be from Michigan.

  3. Let he who is without sin cast the first glass dildo

  4. “Kid Rock Subpoenaed To Produce Glass Dildo As Evidence In Insane Clown Posse Lawsuit”

    I cannot add anything to the above to make it more funny.

  5. You guys have all given your buddy a dildo right? no big deal. #dil-bros 4eva

  6. I’m not sure what’s “troubling” about the allegations – I breezed through them in the article summaries when this first happened and it seems like normal stuff for being around this particular label. I mean, if any of this counts as sexual harassment in this work environment, then so would basically reading any of the lyrics by any of these artists. I mean, there has to be some context for the workplace one is in – I had a friend that worked in porn publishing, silly gifts and dildos as bookends or paperweights were the norm – I’m not certain how different this label would be from any other adult entertainment workplace – I mean, the fact that Kid Rock accepted the glass dildo seems more proof to me that it wasn’t anything connoting sexual violence directed at her, but a silly gift.

    Maybe in the future this will teach them to spend real money and hire a real publicist?

  7. “the 2012 Gathering Of The Juggalos was “a living hell’”

    Isn’t “It’s A Living Hell!” the official tagline of The Gathering?

    • RJ…Had to downvote you on this one. Solely for you knowing the name of the Juggalo festival.
      What’s next? Your dissertation on the Cyrus family history?

      • Videogum (RIP) once posted the entire Gathering promo video on their site as a “OMG Look at this COMPLETELY REAL thing in the world we live in.” I was laughing my ass off. It helped me better understand those SNL sketches THAT YOU YOURSELF ENJOY.

        Then there was the Workaholics episode where they went to a Gathering (great episode).

        Then the Danny Brown video of him going to the Gathering.

        Then the fact the name of “the Juggalo festival” is in the text of this article.

        As a dino on the Internet with a good memory, I will not apologize for knowing things.

        And I’ll admit I’ve been to TWO Tech Nine shows. Just blew your minds.

        • Busted. We should start a “shows I’ve attended that I’m not ashamed I’ve been to. But should be”
          thread.

          I’ll go first……Night Ranger.

          Yup.

  8. It is bad etiquette to give someone a gift after someone else has already turned it down. OWWWOOOOOOOO!

  9. Strong contender for dirtiest-sounding headline of the year.

  10. I hate to play devil’s advocate, but how does Kid Rock having a glass dildo make good evidence against the ICP sexual harassment case? If Kid Rock kept the galss dildo, the only thing it proves is that ICP gave Kid Rock a glass dildo. Kid Rock chose to keep the glass dildo, so that would make the sexual nature of the gift between ICP and Kid Rock consensual, unless the glass dildo was engraved. In which case I have no idea why Kid rock would keep a glass dildo engraved with someone else’s name. I’m not saying I don’t believe Andrea Pellegrini, nor do I think DIrty Dan Diamond is innocent. I’m just saying Kid Rock’s glass dildo is not great evidence, unless there are records that indicate that Dirty Dan purchased it with the intention of giving it to Andrea Pellegrini.

  11. Zayin  |   Posted on Jul 23rd +46

    This will easily be the best thing Kid Rock has ever produced.

  12. If I ever actually get it together and form my pretentious indie pop band I’m almost positive I’m going with
    “Kid Rock Subpoenaed To Produce Glass Dildo As Evidence In Insane Clown Posse Lawsuit” as my band name. Take that………………And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead.

    • Zayin  |   Posted on Jul 23rd +30

      Random Fact: They actually had a much longer name originally, hence the ellipsis. They shortened it by request from their record label. Their full, original name, was “Kid Rock Subpoenaed To Produce Glass Dildo As Evidence In Insane Clown Posse Lawsuit And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead”.

  13. “Uh, do you need to dust for prints or should I windex it first”?

  14. “Officer am I to understand you want me to surrender the glass dildo I received as a second hand gift from members of Insane Clown Posse? Can you be more specific?”

  15. Subpoenas, how do they work?

  16. Somewhere, some guy just won big in a headline lottery.

  17. “ummmm……I left that somewhere in…I mean, AT Pam’s place”

  18. If the glass dildo don’t fit…you must acquit…or use more spit

  19. Possibly the highest up vote to down vote ratio in the history of Stereogum… I have no idea what that means, though.

    • It’s really a gold mine.

    • It means it is really hard to make a dildo joke that people don’t like. I’m struggling to think of what kind of comment would garner a lot of down votes. I’m sure _someone will figure it out.

  20. What if Kid Rock doesn’t have it? What if he pawned it or something like that? I wonder how much that would go for in the pawn shops?

  21. Gotta respect that this dude has more money than God but still reps the trailer park by still only owning one baggy, outdated wedding/funeral/subpoena suit.

  22. Well, the gentleman does have some good dildo points. Points, sir? I’d call them bumps.

  23. This story is missing just one thing to be perfect… please tell me Kim is also involved

  24. This entire situation is so classic white-trash American.

    That dildo belongs in The Smithbonian.

  25. Not to condone any sexual harassment, but . . . When one goes to work for the Insane Clown Posse, isn’t she basically signing up for sexual harassment?

  26. Without a doubt it is a good “fit” for both sexes!

  27. This would make a really awesome “ripped from the headlines” Law & Order episode.

  28. When I read this headline, I wasn’t surprised AT ALL.

  29. if there are any comments in this week’s highest-rated list that AREN’T from this article, well, we’ve all failed.

  30. “Subpoenaed”? More like “sub-penis-ed”. Am I right?

  31. If the dildo don’t fit, you must acquit.

  32. Oh god I hope he has to testify.

    ‘Sir could you please state your name for the jury?’
    ‘MY NAME IS KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII…’

    • Elliot….I was sure that I wasn’t going to laugh at one more post on this thread (Cuz I’ve laughed at a bunch of ‘em)

      But yours knocked me on my ass. I’m picturing Kid in the Witness box in a fedora, feather boa, and no shirt.
      And just slamming both fists on the front of the box before belting out your aforementioned comment.

      And that image just slays me.

  33. This is amazing.

  34. HA!

    “Clearly lablelled”

    I get it!!!

    (glass)

  35. What a dick used to like his music now he’s garbage whoop whoop

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