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Kid Rock blasts KKK, national anthem protests during profanity-laced rant — but invokes Jesus

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Rocker and potential Michigan Senate candidate Kid Rock issued blistering statements of a political nature during a show Wednesday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Attacking the KKK, Nazis, national anthem protests, and more while onstage, Kid Rock — whose real name is Robert Ritchie — also made a plea to God on behalf of all Americans.

What he said

As Kid Rock took the stage, "Hail to the Chief" was played, and he was announced as "the next senator of Michigan."

The musician's three-minute speech addressed an array of topics, according to MLive, including welfare, "wannabe gangsters," and "deadbeat dads."

"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," he said. "Nazis, f***ing bigots, and now again the KKK, screw all you a**holes, stay the f*** away."

"It's no secret we're divided, and we all should take some blame," he continued.

The entertainer added, "We should be ashamed that we all seem scared to call him by his name. So please, almighty Jesus, be looking down tonight. Please, God, give us wisdom and give us strength to fight, to fight ... lurking evils and tyrants here and abroad and remind us all, we are still just one nation under God."

He later added, "[If] 'Kid Rock for Senate' has got folks in disarray, wait 'til they hear 'Kid Rock for president of the U.S.A.!'"

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Is Kid Rock really running for Senate?

Reports began circulating about Kid Rock's possible run for Senate in February, when the Detroit Free Press reported that Republicans had hopes that the musician would challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who has held her Senate seat since 2001.

Kid Rock first confirmed the rumors of a possible Senate run in July when he said his candidacy was an "absolute yes."

Since then, the entertainer launched website Kid Rock for Senate, but at the time, had not filed any paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to officially announce his candidacy for Senate.

In July, Kid Rock announced that while a run may be in the works, he wanted to focus his efforts on getting citizens registered to vote. As a result, he announced that a nonprofit would be set up to promote voter registration at places such as his concerts.

By August, the idea of the musician's Senate candidacy began making large strides in gaining GOP support.

September saw an ethics complaint filed by a liberal watchdog group, which issued a warning that a Kid Rock Senate bid could violate campaign finance law.

In response, the musician made an announcement on his website, referring to reports "from the misinformed press" and "fake news" that he could violate campaign finance law if he announced his candidacy for Senate.

To those reports, he responded, "#1 I have still not announced my candidacy."

He added, "#2 See #1 and go f*** yourselves."

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