Kid Rock in court over smackdown at Waffle House

This is as sad as it is funny – semi-talented musician Kid Rock appeared in court this week to defend himself against claims that he was seen taking a beating up and attacking a customer in an Waffle House restaurant in Atlanta.  While Kid Rock does not deny these allegations, he claims that the fight was actually between two other people, and that he became part of it only when he stepped in to break it up, at which point one of the brawlers attacked him, forcing him to defend himself.

Kid Rock has a history of public fighting, so there’s no reason for a judge to believe his story of self-defense, but for some reason this time his version of events rings true for me.  The man on the other side of the battle, Harlen Akins, is suing for an unspecified amount of money, and I think that says a lot.  Kid Rock is not the richest man in show business, but he’s certainly better off than most of us, and it wouldn’t surprise me if there was some opportunistic lawsuit action going on here.