Country star Brantley Gilbert exploded a can of Bud Light during a performance in Alabama.
During Gilbert’s rendition of Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” someone in the crowd threw a can of Bud Light on stage.
The country star picked up the can and stared into the crowd as the band continued playing.
“Yeah, f— that,” Gilbert said as he tossed the can to the ground.
The crowd cheered as the can exploded from impact.
Shortly after the Bud Light can exploded, someone else in the crowd threw a can of a different brand of beer on stage.
Gilbert, who has been sober since 2011, picked up the can and displayed it for the crowd nodding in approval before tossing the beer to the drummer.
The drummer caught the beer as Gilbert said, “You ain’t got a hair on your a– if you don’t shotgun that sumb—-.”
Someone threw country star Brantley Gilbert a Bud Light while he was on stage.
His reaction was priceless 🤣
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 17, 2023
The drummer stood from his drum set and punctured the can as Gilbert yelled, “Get it boy!”
The bandmate proceeded to consume the entire beer in a single swig before throwing the empty can behind him and continuing the show.
Bud Light, a flagship Anheuser-Busch brand, received heavy criticism for sponsoring TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney, who identifies as a transgender woman, earlier this month.
Similar to Gilbert, other artists including Kid Rock and Travis Tritt have expressed frustration with the adult beverage brand’s decision to sponsor the TikTok influencer. Tritt announced that all Anheuser-Busch products will be removed from his tour rider while Kid Rock responded to the partnership by shooting several cases of Bud Light in a social media post.
“F— Bud Light and f— Anheuser-Busch,” Kid Rock said in the video.
“I will be deleting all Anheuser-Busch products from my tour hospitality rider. I know many other artists who are doing the same,” Tritt tweeted. “Other artists who are deleting Anheuser-Busch products from their hospitality rider might not say so in public for fear of being ridiculed and cancelled. I have no such fear.”
Other artists who are deleting Anheuser-Busch products from their hospitality rider might not say so in public for fear of being ridiculed and cancelled. I have no such fear. https://t.co/YgjO9P03tR
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) April 6, 2023
“In full disclosure, I was on a tour sponsored by Budweiser in the 90’s. That was when Anheuser-Busch was American owned,” Tritt continued in a follow up post. “A great American company that later sold out to the Europeans and became unrecognizable to the American consumer. Such a shame.”
Anheuser-Busch, parent company of Bud Light, has lost nearly 4% in share value since sponsoring the TikTok influencer, falling from $132.38 billion to $127.13 billion, per the New York Post.