Kid Rock responds on Facebook to calls to cancel concerts

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Photo from Matthew Corl at Van Andel Arena show

DETROIT (AP) — Kid Rock says criticism about his upcoming concerts in Detroit is politically motivated.

The Detroit-area native whose real name is Robert Ritchie posted an obscenity-laced response Monday on Facebook to a planned protest by the National Action Network’s Detroit chapter.

The first of six concerts is scheduled Tuesday. The civil rights group last week called for their cancellation because of Kid Rock’s past display of the Confederate flag during performances and his recent criticism of black former NFL player Colin Kaepernick for refusing to stand during the national anthem last year.

Kid Rock, who is white, wrote, “None of this would be going on if I were not thinking of running for office.”

He has been encouraged to run for the U.S. Senate as a Republican.

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  • On It

    Kid Rock rocks!
    Sorry, couldn’t help myself on that one.
    I am hoping that he does run, so he can make our day & take down a worthless swamp dweller, who looks like the Joker, & is past due to leave.

  • Juli Lang

    I genuinely support Kid Rock! He is a patriot and a proud American. So many people are weary of the unwarranted attacks on the motives, character and reputation of Republicans by the fake news. We, the people, are much more politically astute than you could imagine. I believe Kid Rock will be an advocate of Michigan constituents and an excellent problem solver in Congress.

  • On It

    Whomever wrote this article must be racist, as they write, he is white. When is the last time you read anything where the writer says he is black? Or he is asian? Or he is hispanic? The writer thinks we are stupid, & easily led. We are not.

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