Kid Rock (Getty/Robert Laberge)

Kid Rock rants about Nazis, KKK, Black Lives Matter and Colin Kaepernick at a concert

As he gears up for a potential Senate run, Kid Rock imagines himself as the President of the United States


Charlie May
September 7, 2017 5:34PM (UTC)

Kid Rock (real name Robert James Ritchie) got oh-so-very political during a concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Wednesday night. After only three songs, Ritchie spoke on a variety of topics that covered "dead-beat dads, wannabee gangsters," as well as welfare, Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and Colin Kaepernick.

During a roughly three-minute rant, Ritchie spoke at a rather official looking podium, telling racists and bigots to "stay away," condemning Kaepernick and others who have knelt during the national anthem and generally cutting loose in a somewhat Trumpian manner.

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"If you want to take a knee or sit during our 'Star-Spangled Banner:' Call me a racist cuz I'm not PC and think you have to remind me that Black Lives Matter. Nazis, fuckin' bigots and now again the KKK, screw all you assholes, stay the fuck away," Ritchie said to a roaring crowd.

TMZ noted that the podium from which Ritchie was speaking read, "United States of 'Merica."

Ritchie finished his rant by telling the crowd to imagine him as president of the United States and preparing to address the public, saying, "You Never Met a Motherfucker Quite Like Me," as he blended his rant into his 2002 hit song.

Ritchie has been in the news quite a bit as of late and has indicated he has serious plans to run for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Right-wing rocker Ted Nugent has downplayed Ritchie's plan to run for office, while others have backed him with the hopes of breaking the hearts of liberals everywhere.

As it turns out, Ritchie's potential run for the Senate may test the legal boundaries of campaign finance law. A watchdog group has already filed a complaint to the Justice Department claiming that Ritchie, "was acting like a Senate candidate despite not officially registering as one and had failed to either publicly disclose his campaign contributions or abide by donation restrictions."

Watch Kid Rock's full address, courtesy of TMZ.

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Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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