Kid Rock will not be renewing the lease on his Made in Detroit restaurant at the Little Caesars Arena amid protests over his recent Oprah Winfrey rant. Michigan National Action Network (NAN) planned to hold a media event outside the venue to admonish the singer over his heinous words.
Last week, he was pulled off stage at his own Nashville bar after drunkenly saying “Oprah Winfrey, she’s like, ‘I’m gonna get white women to believe in this s**t.’ Well, f**k her, she can suck d**k sideways," amongst other nasty comments geared toward Jay Beyhar and Kathie Lee Gifford as well. He later took to Twitter to explain his disdain for Oprah stemmed from her show's booking policy.
Kid Rock broke the news via a statement on Facebook, taking the opportunity to blast critics like NAN and Al Sharpton, and endorse Donald Trump:
I will not be renewing my licensing agreement for my Made In Detroit Restaurant this April.
I appreciate all who have patronized our place and still have much love for the City of Detroit and the people / organizations that I have helped there for years, black, white, whatever, but learned long ago, go where you’re celebrated, not tolerated.
I guess the millions of dollars I pumped into that town was not enough. I will let the NAN network and others go ahead and take the wheel now. Good luck.
I may be guilty of being a loud mouth jerk at times, but trying to label me racist is a joke, and actually only does a disservice to the black community, which I have supported my entire life, by trying to alienate myself and many others.
PS – Hey Al Sharpton, you or your cronies will never beat me you tax evading, race baiting clown!
Ilitich Holdings, the company that owns Little Caesars Arena, also issued its own statement:
We have been in contact with Kid Rock. He has voluntarily decided not to renew his licensing agreement for the Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant which comes up for renewal in April. We are in the business of amazing and inspiring our fans and guests through an incredible array of world-class sporting and live entertainment events. As our venues are open, inviting, inclusive, and respectful to all, we look forward to bringing on an exciting new concept that aligns with our community and company values.
Check out Kid Rock's full Facebook post below.
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