Kid Rock is getting out of the Detroit restaurant business.
The musician announced the news Wednesday on Facebook that he will not be renewing the licensing agreement on his Made In Detroit restaurant next spring.
“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,” he wrote.
The move comes after backlash over a drunken rant at his Nashville bar in which he said: “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.”
The Michigan National Action Network had planned to hold a media event outside his Detroit restaurant in order to call out his comments about Winfrey.
“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,” Rock wrote in his post, adding, “PS – Hey Al Sharpton, you or your cronies will never beat me you tax evading, race baiting clown!”
He also added, “Trump 2020!!”