Kid Rock Blasts Attempts to Cancel His Shows, Takes Another Shot at Colin Kaepernick
The heat is on for Kid Rock, who continues to consider the idea of a Senate run in his home state of Michigan. The musician is seeing the scrutiny of entering the political arena first hand and has addressed some of his critics in a new social media post that tackles a number of issues.
First off, Rock blasts organizations like the National Action Network’s Detroit chapter for their calls to cancel his upcoming shows opening the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Rock's previous use of the Confederate flag and his continued criticism of football player Colin Kaepernick have been cited as the reasons behind the backlash. "We all know none of this would be going on if I were not thinking of running for office," reasons Rock. "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 LCA back in January!"
The musician also shared his disappointment that none of the businesses and charities he has supported in his native Detroit have publicly stepped in to support him through some of the recent attacks on his character.
Rock also offered several postscripts to his message, including one that addresses his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick, who remains without an NFL contract after taking a knee for the National Anthem last year as a statement on police profiling and social injustice in the U.S. Many have stated that they feel the athlete has been blackballed for taking his stance. Rock disagrees, stating, "F--k ANYONE who takes a knee or sits during our National Anthem! 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--t!"
He adds, "I can’t wait to rock everyone's socks off at LCA the next few weeks! We have been beyond working hard and have something we think all in attendance will enjoy (as long as you don’t mind a few f-bombs here and there! lol). There is so much to be thankful for and so many positive things going on in and around our city / state that we need not let these handful of jerks sway that in any way," said Rock.
You can read his full posting below.
People! Pay NO attention to the garbage the extreme left is trying to create! (and by the way, f--k the extreme left and the extreme right!)
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 6 shows at LCA 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. I am also a homeowner and taxpayer in the city of Detroit, so suck on that too!
I am the bona fide KING OF DETROIT LOVE and it makes me smile down deep that you haters know that! Your jealousy is merely a reflection of disgust for your own failures and lack of positive ideas for our city.
I am however very disappointed that none of the people, businesses or charities I have so diligently supported in Detroit have had anything to say about all these unfounded attacks from these handful of jackasses and The Detroit Free Press. So for the unforeseen future I will focus my philanthropy efforts on other organizations besides the ones I have supported in the past. I would however employ that NAN go ahead and make up these losses since they claim to be so good for Detroit and do not want me opening the arena and generating tons of jobs and tax dollars for the city and people I LOVE... IDIOTS! ….. (Has Al Sharpton even paid his back taxes yet?)
P.S. Sam Riddle is a piece of s--t criminal and prime example of a lot that is and has been wrong with Detroit. Sam, you suck and you know it! (If anyone does not know who he is, please Google him!)
P.P.S. To be clear - F--k ANYONE who takes a knee or sits during our national anthem! 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--t!
P.P.P.S. Just saw this latest fake news piece…
The idiot that posted it is such a bad reporter that he/she did not even check to see if this was my Twitter (which it is NOT!) - of course the press will report on everything else I have said here except this fake news. Unreal. (and these are the types of stories that can not be taken back in this day and age because they go viral so quickly and the damage is done before the corrections can be made.)
P.P.P.P.S. On a positive note, I can’t wait to rock everyone's socks off at LCA the next few weeks! We have been beyond working hard and have something we think all in attendance will enjoy (as long as you don’t mind a few f-bombs here and there! lol).
There is so much to be thankful for and so many positive things going on in and around our city / state that we need not let these handful of jerks sway that in any way.
I know I should probably not even have posted anything about these bottom feeders but I will always stand up for myself, my family, my friends, my fans, my city, my state, my country and the good in human nature!
P.P.P.P.P.S. I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE!!
Rock made headlines earlier this month when he opened a show in his home state of Michigan with a faux political address, offering up what was really on his mind. “If you want to take a knee or sit during our ‘Star-Spangled Banner,’ call me a racist ’cause I’m not PC and think you have to remind me that Black Lives Matter. Nazis, f–kin’ bigots and now again the KKK, screw all you a–holes, stay the f–k away,” Rock said in the speech, also adding, “Like it or not, Hillary Clinton lost and your president is Donald motherf–king Trump. And if Kid Rock for Senate has got folks in disarray, wait ’till they hear Kid Rock for President of the USA!”
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