09.12.2017

Kid Rock posts new profane rant but says 'I love black people!'

Kid Rock posts new profane rant but says 'I love black people!' (Photo: Reinhold Matay, AP)

Kid Rock released a statement Monday morning addressing the criticism he has received since being announced as the headline opener for Little Caesars Arena here. 

His post on Facebook was lengthy, profane and truculent, but he still isn't saying whether he's running for U.S. Senate from Michigan or not. The rocker (real name Robert Ritchie) has been teasing the possibility for months, suggesting he'd run as a President Trump-supporting Republican.

But in his latest rant, he seemed more interested in promoting his upcoming concerts in Detroit. "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)," he boasted.

The decision to have Kid Rock as the opening act for the new arena with six consecutive shows starting Tuesday has been called out by various civil rights groups in Detroit, as well as the Detroit Free Press's Stephen Henderson.

Critics have called Kid Rock's performance a "middle finger" to Detroit, pointing to the fact that the city is 80% black, and Kid Rock has trafficked in performance stunts that could be viewed as an affront to African-American culture.

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