Kid Rock fired back at his critics in a speech during his concert in Grand Rapids Wednesday night.
On stage at Van Andel Arena, Kid Rock gave the speech early in the show from behind a podium with a seal on it that was reminiscent of the President of the United States'. Rock also hinted at a run for that office, saying if people are getting riled up by him teasing "Kid Rock for Senate," just wait until they hear "Kid Rock for President."
'Anti-Kid Rock Rally' planned before first show at Little Caesars Arena
With two dancers at his side, Kid Rock covered multiple topics during the speech, ranging from his criticism of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's kneeling during national anthems, to dead beat dads and moms who, as he says, cant take care of themselves but continue having kids.
He also pushed back on the assertion he is a racist, saying its not true just because he's not "PC" (politically correct). Instagram video of the speech shows Rock saying,
"think you have to remind me that Black Lives Matter? Nazi f*****g bigots and now in the KKK, I say screw all you a******s, stay the f**k away."
The speech was a prelude to Rock's "You've never met a motherf***** quite like me."
The Grand Rapids show was the first of 3 warmup shows before Kid Rock opens the new Little Caesar's Arena for a 6-show run.
Protests are planned for those shows with the National Action Network saying it will picket and march during the concerts.
The Organization's Reverend Charles Williams says they will boycott the arena because they believe Kid Rock encouraged bigotry with his past use of confederate flags during his shows.
They are also asking the Ilitch Family and Olympia Entertainment to cancel the Kid Rock shows and not open Kid Rock's new restaurant at LCA.