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Kid Rock and Detroit, Michigan are like peanut butter and jelly. You truly can’t have one without the other, and they are synonymous. Kid Rock loves his hometown more than anything, however, a recent beef is proving that his hometown may not love him back….
Recently, multiple petitions have arisen on the internet with an attempt to ban, cancel and prevent Kid Rock from performing at various venues across Michigan, most notably the newly opened Little Caesars Arena. Kid Rock christened the new arena as the inaugural music act on the 12th of September, but leading up to the fiasco, many protests were taking place outside. The petition tried to ban him, stating that his relationship with president Donald Trump, his acceptance of the Confederate Flag and other racist undertones is disrespectful to the state of Michigan and the country.
In addition to attempting to ban him from the new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Pistons, there is another petition attempting to keep Kid Rock out of performing areas in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The petition, which was fueled by the popular Michigan radio program Mornings in Marquette on 100.3 The Point, hold similar reasons to the Little Caesars’, but the “UP” is significant to the history of Kid Rock. He filmed some of his most iconic videos in the UP, including “Born Free,” and the ever annoying and terrible “All Summer Long.”
Kid Rock responded to the petitions with a long, explicit post on his Facebook page Monday morning. Some of it read:
“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. 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!“- Rock ranted.
Screenshots of the petitions are down below, but we want to know how you feel about this fiasco. Let us know in the comments!