(Yahoo!) - Given his remarkable success in the genre, it's safe to say that most country fans enjoy Darius Rucker's music. However, the Grand Ole Opry member was the target of a racist tweet over the weekend that, understandably, set off his ire.
"@dariusrucker Leave country to the white folk," read the tweet, from a user identified as @pqkullman (the account has since been deactivated).
Rucker responded with:
The original tweeter did not engage in further discussion; however, several fans chimed in with their thoughts on the matter. When one fan asked Rucker why he bothered to retweet comments from racists, Rucker noted, "So the world can see them."
Another fan said, "Bet he wouldn't say that to Nelly's face." Rucker replied with "Wouldn't say it to mine either."
He concluded with this final statement:
Gotta go to bed this has been hilarious tonight. If any hater thinks I care what u think. I don't make music for u. So don't listen.— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) May 20, 2013
His cover of the Bob Dylan-penned "Wagon Wheel," as originally performed by Old Crow Medicine Show, is the second single off his album True Believers, which will be released Tuesday.
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