Kid Rock’s Full Senate Speech From The First Little Caesars Arena Concert

DETROIT, MI – Kid Rock for U.S. Senate in 2018 is not official, but the Detroit area rocker is already delivering campaign speeches. Sort of.

Amid protests outside of Little Caesars Arena calling for his concerts to be cancelled, and accusations of campaign finance violations, Rock received some of his loudest cheers at the inaugural Little Caesars Arena concert on Sept. 12 when he gave fans a mock political speech.

Just one song into the show, Rock left the stage and returned to an introduction: “Ladies and Gentlemen. Will you please welcome, the next Senator of the great state of Michigan, Kid Rock.” Then, “Hail to the Chief” played. A graphic on the screen said “Kid Rock ’18 For U.S. Senate.”

Rock took the podium and delivered this more than four-minute intense speech:

“What’s going on in the world today? Seems the government wants to give everyone health insurance, but wants us all to pay. To be very frank, I really don’t have a problem with that since God has blessed me and made my pockets fat. But, if redistribution of wealth seems more like their plan, then I don’t believe you should save, sacrifice, do things by the book and then have to take care of some dead beat, milking the system, lazy ass @#$#$ man.”


“The issue of struggling single parents is an issue close to my heart. But, read my lips: We should not reward those who can’t even take care of themselves but keep having kid after @##% kid. Of course we should help them out. I don’t want to stand here and sound like a jerk. But let’s help them out with child care, job training and find them a @#$# place to work.”

“And you deadbeat dads who refuse to be a man. Who refuse to be there for your sons and raise them up to be good men. You no-good derelict sperm donor wannabees. I say lock all you a-holes up and throw away all the keys.”

“If you want to take a knee or sit during our Star Spangled Banner, call me a racist because I’m not PC and remind me that Black lives matter. Nazis, @@#% bigots and now the KKK. I say @#$# all you racists. Stay the hell away.”

“And why these days is everything so gay? Gay rights. Transgender this and that. I say let gay folks get married if they want and I’m not even close to a death trap. But things shouldn’t be this complicated. And, no, you don’t get to choose, because whatever you have between your legs should determine the bathroom that you use.”

“It’s no secret we’re divided and we all should take some blame. We should be ashamed because we all seem scared to call him by his name. (Picture of Jesus appears) So, please almighty Jesus, if you’re looking down tonight, please guide us with your wisdom and give us the strength to fight. To fight the tyrant evils that lurk here and abroad and remind us all we are still just one nation under God.”


“I do believe it to be self-evident that we are all created equal. I said it once, I’ll scream it again. I love black people. And, I love white people. But, neither as much as I love red, white and blue. And, if Kid Rock for Senate has some people in disarray, wait until they hear Kid Rock for President of the U-S-A.”

“Wouldn’t it be a sight to see. President Kid Rock in Washington, D.C. Standing on the desk in the Oval Office like a G. Holding my @#$@ ready to address the whole country. I’d look them straight in the eyes. The eyes of the nation live on TV. And I simply turn. You’ve never met a @#$# quite like me.”


Rock says he is considering a run for U.S. Senate in Michigan. He even has Kid Rock for U.S. Senate shirts available for sale online and at his concerts. In a recent MLive interview, Ted Nugent says Rock has no plans to run for U.S. Senate.

Meanwhile, the D.C. based organization Common Cause has accused Rock of violating finance rules. The complaint argues despite the Rock’s statements to the contrary, he should be considered an official candidate based on the merchandise sold and the continued existence of the Kid Rock for Senate website.



Taken from Mlive.com

Jordan Gray On Leading Trans Awareness On ‘The Voice’

Although Jordan Gray couldn’t turn the judges around on The Voice, she’s hopeful she will continue setting an example for trans people around the world.

jordan gray1 We caught up with the singer to talk The Voice, music, coming out and raising trans awareness on Saturday night telly.

Jordan! You’re the first transgender contestant on The Voice. Does a platform like this give you a chance to teach people about trans issues? Absolutely, and I take the responsibility very seriously. I’m really happy and life is too short to let things bother you, so it’s a wonderful responsibility. I’m VERY happy about it!

What’s the main message you hoped to send by being on the show, other than the fact you’re a great singer? I’m a singer first, a woman second and a transgender person third – and there’s a lot more of trans people on TV nowadays which is great.

You’ve been performing for two years as a woman. What was it like the first time you performed as the real you?It was liberating because I chose a night when I didn’t think there would be that many people at the bar I was playing at. It was just close friends and family and they had no idea! It was just a wonderful experience because they were so accepting!




It led me to come out as transgender on stage at the Essex Entertainment Awards in front of my whole county. That was AMAZING! It’s a moment that will always stay with me because Essex really surprised me. I’m from Thurrock, originally Essex, and I was so scared about how they would react, but they were all so wonderful so there’s no complaints from me as my county has been really really good to me!

Have you ever had any negative or transphobic reactions when performing? I’ve played boozers in the past and people don’t always quite understand it, but like I say life is just too short to let that bother you. I can usually get everybody on side with a bit of American Pie or Summer of 69. I chuck in a good song that everybody knows and suddenly everyone’s my best friend again! [Laughs]

Did you hope to help change attitudes across the entire country by being on the show, too? Yeah absolutely. I just think the more visible you can be as a trans person the better; and showing trans people in every walk of life is really important. Obviously I’m a musician, but we’re not all entertainers, and I think that’s an important thing. I’m not trying to speak on behalf of all transgender people and I would never claim to, but I do hope to be a positive example.

Who would have been your biggest threat in the competition? If I had got through, then I think my biggest threat would probably have been Lydia Lucy. She has such a massive and powerful voice.

Who are your influences music and style wise? It’s a lot of men that influence me. Jeff Buckley, Michael Jackson, David Gray, but also big country singers like Celine Dion and Shania Twain. I sing a wide range of styles so I couldn’t really give you a genre I prefer, but I definitely more piano based music because obviously I play on a keyboard.

You sang Bob Dylan’s Just Like a Woman. Does that song hold any significance to you? Yes, it might have been a bit of a coy choice as a trans woman. It’s actually the most beautiful song, and I thought if I get through or not I want to go out singing that song. It kind of feels like a trans anthem to me now and I just love it.

Which judge do you most look up to? I’ve always been a fan of all of them as they’re all fantastic in their own way. I was excited that Paloma joined the panel actually because I’ve always been a fan of hers. But not just her music but her whole philosophy on life so to be able to perform for her was a really nice treat.

Have you ever done something like The Voice before? Nothing this big, although I’ve been in the business for 10 years so I’ve played a lot of different places. I’ve played in Scandinavia and I played at the o2 Islington Academy really recently and that was under my stage name, Tall Dark Friend. I’ve done a lot of stuff but this is the most viewers or biggest audience I’ve had in one big swoop.

And finally, how would you describe your performance style? It’s super high energy, for sure. I love medleys and mashing up lots of different styles, so it’s a bit wacky, but I always get the crowd on side and we ALWAYS have fun together!


Taken from GayTimes.co.uk