Kid Rock performing before a NASCAR race in Florida Sunday. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Kid Rock fondly recalling the “KID ROCK IN WAFFLE HOUSE BRAWL” headlines from five years ago — which only burnished the redneck credentials of Mitt Romney’s favorite rock star — in a long profile in the Nov. 19 issue of The New Yorker. Revelation: He actually grew up prosperous middle-class, the son of a successful car dealer.

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