(NEW YORK) -- Kid Rock chose his stage name when he was a teenager, but now that he's all grown up, the man born Robert Ritchie realizes it's a bit silly.
In the May issue of Esquire magazine, Kid says his stage name is "the worst name in the world," and adds, "The only person who had a dumber name than me was the Fresh Prince. 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.'"
Kid also addresses his reputation as a wild man, pointing out that unlike some Hollywood bad boys, he doesn't need to pay for female companionship. He tells the mag, "I don't do hookers, man. I'm in a rock band."
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