Soon after his off-camera scuffle Sunday night with KID ROCK, TOMMY LEE gave "The Insider" his side of the story while hanging out at the Noir nightclub at the Luxor in Las Vegas.
"I was minding myself and then he goes and punches me on the cheek," claims Tommy. "I was trying to be the bigger man, but he was acting childish."
He added that after Kid came up and punched him, he "was ready to go in the alley and kick his a$$. "I was about to put Kid in the emergency room when security grabbed me," says Tommy. "They said, 'If you move, we will break your arms.'"
Tommy went on to express why Kid probably acted the way he did, saying, "This is what people do when they have shi**y albums and their careers are going down the drain."
Kid Rock has a new album coming out October 9.
Meanwhile, Officer BILL CASSELL confirms to "The Insider" that Kid Rock was cited for misdemeanor battery for throwing a punch at Tommy Lee during ALICIA KEYS' performance at the MTV VMAs. Kid Rock will go to court in three to five weeks to enter a plea. Cassell said the maximum punishment would be a $500 fine and six months in jail.