Give us a little more information and we'll give you a lot more relevant content
Your child's birthday or due date
Girl Boy Not Sure
Add A Child
Remove A Child
I don't have kids
Thanks For Subscribing!
Oops! Something went wrong. Please contact support@fatherly.com.

Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards Calls Kettle Black, Says Mick Jagger Should Get a Vasectomy

The Rolling Stones' four members have fathered 20 total children.

GETTY

Legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has publicly apologized for comments he made about Mick Jagger, the band’s iconic lead singer; specifically, Richards is sorry for saying that Jagger needs to get a vasectomy.

Jagger–who is 73–and his most recent girlfriend had their first child together in late 2016, and Richards had some thoughts about the development: “Mick’s a randy old bastard,” said Richards in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. “It’s time for the snip—you can’t be a father at that age. Those poor kids!”

Richards swiftly reversed course and apologized over Twitter:

Related Content

Of course, aside from being none of Richards’ business, it’s funny listening to any member of the Rolling Stones chide another one for having too many kids. Given their infamous reputations as playboys, most of the band members can’t pass judgment on the matter. Richards himself has five children, bassist Ronnie Wood has six, and Jagger takes the cake with eight kids; drummer Charlie Watts only has the one, so he clearly slacked. With 20 kids between the four of them, it’s hard to believe that they’re an authority on birth control of any kind.

Fatherly IQ
  1. What drives your grocery purchase decision making?
    Price
    Convienence
    Nutrition
    Brand loyalty
Thanks for the feedback!
Oops! Something went wrong. Please contact support@fatherly.com.

None of it seems like too big of a deal, though. Jagger and Richards have had their fair share of spats in the past; the two reportedly hate each other guts, something that almost 40 years’ worth of memoirs and exposés can attest to. For the moment, they still play nice enough to tour and land obscene amounts of money, and that’s probably enough motivation to keep the facade going.