Kid Rock claims his beef with Tommy Lee has nothing to do with the fact they've both seen Pamela Anderson nude.
In related news, Heidi Montag claims she hates media attention.
"It's been going on for five years," Rock said of the strained relationship between him and Lee. "I did what any man would do, any man across the country, across the world would do... it kills me just to be associated with, to have my name in a sentence with him, it honestly destroys me."
Then - crazy idea here - maybe you shouldn't have attacked him at the Video Music Awards, Kid.
According to People magazine, the rocker said "Last contact I had with [Lee] 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."
In response, Kid Rock said: "I calmly told him, ... Listen, I will see you again ... and that was the end of it, because I don't talk, you know."
But he does throw down, as the Detroit native talked about the ruckus from last weekend:
"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."
Well, sure, the guy was sitting. Isn't that the same reason Hayden Panettiere dumped Stephen Colletti?
Meanwhile, on his website, Lee recounts his encounter with Rock at the VMAs as follows:
"here I am minding my own biz [when] I get a tap on the shoulder from Kid Pebble ... i stand up and embrace him with a semi hug and say 'Hey dude ... What up"?? He punches me in the face ... well if ya wanna call it that!? ... more like a bitch slap! ... Wuss!!"
Wow. And we thought the made up 50 Cent/Kanye West feud was intense.