In the wake of Kid Rock's drunken rant about Oprah Winfrey (and Joy Behar and Kathie Lee Gifford), Detroit's Little Ceasar's Arena and Rock mutually agreed to end the licensing agreement the arena had with Rock's Made In Detroit restaurant.
In Rock's rant, he slurred “I’m not a bad guy, I’m just an honest guy, saying I don’t like Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar. They can suck d–k sideways ... "F*ck Oprah Winfrey. F*ck Kathy Gifford."
An audience member accused him of being racist against Oprah, which he denied and then lamented Winfrey's hold over white women.
Now Rock is suggesting that the racism accusation led to the arena booting his restaurant. Rock, who hails from an exurb north of Detroit, also accused elements of the Motor City of being ungrateful for what he had done for it. He explained his position on Facebook:
"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!
Royce Da 5'9" wasn't having that line of argument.
Please shut the fuck up and get a publicist before you start a fire that can only be put out by the people who aren’t interested in your “millions of dollars” @kidrock https://t.co/aIpNPsR82c— Nickle (@Royceda59) December 5, 2019
"Please shut the f*ck up and get a publicist before you start a fire that can only be put out by the people who aren’t interested in your “millions of dollars," Royce Da 5'9" typed.
Do you think Rock is getting a raw deal, or does he need to shut his pie hole, like Royce suggests?
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All this BS going on has just go my blood pumpin’ and is only more songwriting fuel for a new record and tour in 2021. I am beholden to no one, no corporate sponsors, no label and I am gonna go the fuck off! You haters better be shaking in your boots. To my supporters and fans, I will not let you down. I guarantee it will be my best record and tour ever. Devil Without a Cause… Kid Rock