Kid Rock on His Fight with Tommy Lee: "It Was Unavoidable"

As you know, former husbands of Pamela Anderson, Kid Rock and Tommy Lee decided to take their hatred for each other and bash it in to each other's faces at this year's VMAs. Tommy has said that he was innocent, just minding his own business, when Kid came up to him and punched him in the mug. But the Detroit rapper says the Motley Crue man had been taunting him for years -- and that this rivalry goes way back.

"It's been going on for five years. "I did what any man would do, any man across the country, across the world would do," he said, adding that "it kills me just to be associated with, to have my name in a sentence with him, it honestly destroys me. "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."

As for the night of the VMAs, Kid says, "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 though we are all quick to assume that the underlying cause of the fight was for the love of Pammy, Kid says "no way."

"The best thing I ever did was I filed for that divorce. You have to go through these things to realize that, you know. I was in love with her. I went through it, I did what I had to do, but thank God I got out of it. It had absolutely zero to do with her.... I knew it was a bad career move to get involved with her because your life becomes a circus... because that's what she wants is media attention."

I'm not sure if I believe that this had nothing to do with Pam, but I'm wearing my Team Kid shirt today.

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