Kid Rock hits back at activists over concert cancellation demands

Kid Rock hits back at activists over concert cancellation demands

Earlier this month, Kid Rock conducted a campaign speech in the middle of his concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in which he touched on Nazis, the KKK, and single mothers who "can't even take care of themselves".

The musician said he's angry at Detroit organizations he has supported in the past for not defending him, and challenged the National Action Network to make up the losses.

Kid Rock is denying the Detroit Free Press access to his opening night show at Little Caesars Arena after the newspaper published a column critical of the venue's decision to grant its inaugural concert to the singer. He was introduced as the next senator from MI. He criticized the government's "redistribution of wealth" to help "some deadbeat milking the system" and said he has no problem with gay marriage.

Kid Rock who hails from Detroit, MI first began his music career in 1990 and established himself as a major star with the release of his 1998 album, Devil Without a Cause. It's not clear which name could appear on the ballot if he runs.

A civil rights group plans to protest the concert because of Kid Rock's past onstage display of the Confederate flag and criticism of black NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for refusing to stand during the national anthem.

Sam Riddle, an activist with the National Action Network who served prison time in the City Hall corruption scandal, called Detroit a "bastion of White Supremacy" and said the choice of Kid Rock to open the arena was an absolute insult to Detroiters.

Kid Rock, who is white, wrote, "None of this would be going on if I were not thinking of running for office". "You want a quote, there it is", the artist's publicist Kirt Webster told the Free Press on Monday.

The protesters marched and chanted against the Romeo, Michigan, native because of his Southern rock rebel persona that over the years has included using the Confederate flag in his appearances.

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