LATEST: Rocker Tommy Lee has apologised to Alicia Keys for brawling with Kid Rock during her MTV Video Music Awards performance on Sunday (09Sep07).
Lee was forced to sit still by security staff at the Palms in Las Vegas after exchanging fighting talk with his nemesis, and now he's speaking out about the incident.
In a posting on his website, the Motley Crue drummer insists he was the innocent party in the fracas, just hanging out with pals Criss Angel, Travis Barker and Diddy.
He says, "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!?... (It was) more like a bitch slap!... Wuss!!"
The drummer then calls Kid Rock a "jealous country bumpkin" before taking a moment to say sorry to Keys: "I apologise sweetie... I had nothing to do with the timing and disrespect."