Kid Rock is not taking accusations of racism lightly and he went all the way in on a Detroit paper about it Monday.
“People!” the musician wrote on Facebook Sept. 11. “Pay NO attention to the garbage the extreme left is trying to create! …They are trying to use the old Confederate flag BS, etc., to stir the pot, when we all know none of this would be going on if I were not thinking of running for office. Pretty funny how scared I have them all and their only agenda is to try and label people/me racist who do not agree or cower to them!! No one had a word to say when we sold out the six shows at [Little Caesars Arena] back in January! My track record in Detroit and Michigan speaks for itself, and I would dare anyone talking trash to put theirs up against mine.”
People! Pay NO attention to the garbage the extreme left is trying to create! (and by the way, fuck the extreme left and…
Kid Rock, who announced a possible run for Senate earlier this year, passionately slammed an editorial published on the Detroit Free Press website Saturday, Sept. 2, which took issue with the “Picture” performer being chosen to christen the newly opened LCA.
“This is a musician who got rich off crass cultural appropriation of Black music,” wrote Stephen Henderson, “who used to wrap his brand in the Confederate flag — a symbol inextricably linked to racism, no matter what its defenders say — and who has repeatedly issued profane denouncements of the very idea of African-Americans pushing back against American inequality. Just last week, he trashed Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who’s jobless right now because he dared challenge the nation’s racism with a silent, kneeling protest during the pre-football game singing of the national anthem.”
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While Rock made headlines for taking aim at Kaepernick during an August concert (“Football’s about ready to start,” he said according to The Des Moines Register. “You know what? F— Colin Kaepernick.”), he said he’d feel the same way about anyone who protests “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
“To be clear – F— ANYONE who takes a knee or sits during our national anthem!” Kid Rock wrote. “Pretty sure if Russell Wilson or Tom Brady were doing it they would have no problem finding a job playing for any team they wanted in the NFL! So cut the bulls—!”
Not one to hold back, the singer also took a dig at Rev. Al Sharpton for protests from the Michigan chapter of the civil rights group National Action Network, which Sharpton founded.
“Has Al Sharpton even paid his back taxes yet?” he wrote before concluding, “I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE!!”