DETROIT (WWJ) – Are politics in the future for Kid Rock? In a statement released on his Facebook page, Kid says — ‘he sure is.’
The 46-year-old Michigan-native musician, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, appeared to confirm long-running rumors and speculation in a tweet on Wednesday but there’s speculation that it could be a publicity stunt to promote anything from merchandise to a new restaurant.
Following Wednesday’s post, hinting at a major announcement and confirmation of a campaign website — Kid Rock saying this was no hoax, “but marketing 101.”
Reports suggest that Kid Rock could be opening a new restaurant at Little Caesars Arena –which the arena won’t confirm or deny. Earlier this year, the singer filed a trademark for “Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit Bar & Grill.” It would be his second foray into the restaurant business.
An excerpt from Kid’s website reads, “Once again the press is wrong. First of all, I’ve got 15 days from my announcement to file paperwork with the FEC!”
He goes on in reference to a statement from Senator Debbie Stabenow — “I concede she is better at playing politics than I am so I’ll keep doing what I do best, which is being a voice for tax paying, hardworking AMERICANS and letting politicians like her know that We the People are sick and tired of their [expletive]!”