Kip Moore Goes Off on Scalpers in Profanity-Laced Rant: ‘Stop Being a S–tty Human’
Kip Moore turned to social media on Friday (July 26) to offer some very harsh words to scalpers who have been trying to exploit his fans.
The singer posted a blistering video to Instagram after discovering that scalpers had taken advantage of a special fan pre-sale to purchase blocks of seats for some of his upcoming fall tour dates, expressing his ire in no uncertain terms.
"I think there's always been s--tbags, I get it, but I know that now, with the technology we have, the s--tbags have increased," Moore observed. Explaining the reason for his video message, he addressed the scalpers directly, saying, "First off, f--k you. Second of all, we're gonna go in and we're gonna cancel your shit ... and we're gonna resell them back to the fans that want to be there."
Moore ended his scathing message with a piece of advice to the scalpers.
"Stop being a s--tty human," he stated. "It's that simple."
Moore has since deleted the video, but a fan copied it and posted it back to Instagram. Watch the angry rant above.
The singer released "The Bull" as the third single from his current studio album, Slow Heart, in February. He's set to hit the road for another leg of his Room to Spare Acoustic Tour from October to December. He's also announced a string of Bud Light Dive Bar Tour shows for August.
Moore has battled with scalpers off and on for a number of years since achieving headliner status. He challenged one such person directly via Twitter in July of 2014, and in a subsequent interview with ESPN, he explained his passionate stance on the subject, saying he was working hard to keep ticket prices low for working-class families.
"My dad ... I grew up going to Braves games and we could afford to sit in the high seats, which we never could now, the way we grew up," the Georgia-born singer said. "But what a release that was for a blue-collar family to go and do that together."
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