Kid Rock: I Love Black and White People, ‘But Neither as Much as Red, White, and Blue’

• September 13, 2017 11:51 am


Musician and potential Senate candidate Kid Rock again tore into white supremacists on Tuesday night, saying at his concert that he loves people of all colors, but not as much as the colors of the American flag.

"I do believe it to be self-evident that we are all created equal," Kid Rock said in Detroit. "I said it once, I'll scream it again: I love black people and I love white people, too, but neither as much as red, white, and blue!"

Kid Rock's concert was the first event at Detroit's brand new Little Caesars Arena, which will become the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. The new arena has been part of the revitalization of Kid Rock's hometown.

This was not Kid Rock's first political speech prior to a concert. He did the same last week at a concert in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he slammed "deadbeat dads," those who refuse to stand for the National Anthem, and white supremacists, among others.

According to WXYZ Detroit, Kid Rock will be making such political speeches at the rest of his upcoming Detroit concerts. At the final show, on Sept. 20, Kid Rock may make a decision on whether he will actually run for the Senate against Democratic incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Mich.).

In both shows this month, Kid Rock was introduced as Michigan's next senator while "Hail to the Chief" played. The "Kid Rock for U.S. Senate" logo was projected behind him as well.

Protesters had gathered outside the arena against Kid Rock and President Donald Trump. Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network led the protest.