Kid Rock for US Senate merchandise for sale at Little Caesars Arena

Carla Harmon
September 13, 2017

While he continues to play the "Will He?" or "Won't He" dance with the great people of the state of MI over the upcoming race for U.S. Senate, Kid Rock remains pretty busy handling the duties of his day job, performing in arenas across the country.

He has been encouraged to run for the U.S. Senate as a Republican. His announcement on any political aspirations will be unveiled after his first song.

The musician opened Detroit's new Little Caesars Arena Tuesday night.

Stephen Henderson, a Free Press editorial page editor, wrote that when "divisive performer Kid Rock" was chosen to open the arena, "it sent a message to the Detroiters who made the project possible and who have yet to see the benefits promised".

Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, was introduced as the "next senator" of MI. He also said he supported gay marriage and blasted Nazis and the KKK.

Well over a hundred people turning out Tuesday evening in opposition of Olympia Entertainment's decision to open Little Caesars Arena with a string of Kid Rock concerts this week.

The activists are opposed to Kid Rock's display of the Confederate flag, criticism of National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick and support for President Donald Trump.

"And in the context of the current national racial strife, born of racist torch marches, of presidential equivocations, and of a prolonged debate about the presence of racist history in our midst, I think the Kid Rock extravaganza at a new Detroit arena is absolutely nuts". It's not clear which name could appear on the ballot if he runs.

"This is a musician who got rich off crass cultural appropriation of black music, who used to wrap his brand in the Confederate flag - a symbol inextricably linked to racism, no matter what its defenders say", he added.

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.

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