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Kid Rock regrets picking his stage name
April 21, 2011, 1:16 PM EST
Kid Rock regrets the stage name he
chose for himself now that he has turned 40.
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The singer/rapper, who was born Robert Ritchie, selected the name when
he was just a teenager, and now realizes he may have made a mistake. It's
"the worst name in the world," he tells Esquire.
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Adding, "The only person who had a dumber name than me was the Fresh Prince
[Will Smith]. Hey, it sounded like a
cool rap name when I was 16, but it stuck, and now it's me. I'll be an
88-year-old man [saying], 'Call me the Kid!'"