Kid Rock will not be renewing his licensing agreement for his eatery located in a Detroit sports arena.
This was after the singer was recently filmed saying some vulgar rants against talkshow host Oprah Winfrey.
Apparently, the severance of ties between Ilitch Holdings and the musician comes from a gaping estrangement between Detroit and Kid Rock.
“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,” the 48 year old musician wrote Wednesday on Facebook.
Rock says he still has love for Detroit, but he learned long ago to “go where you’re celebrated, not tolerated.” He adds, “I guess the millions of dollars I pumped into that town was not enough.”
Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit opened in 2017 in Little Caesars Arena, which is home to the NHL’s Red Wings and the NBA’s Detroit Pistons.
Apparent cellphone video obtained by TMZ shows Ritchie onstage last month at his steakhouse in Nashville, Tennessee, using graphic language to convey his dislike of Winfrey and Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s “The View” talk show.
“I may be guilty of being a loud mouth jerk at times, but trying to label me a racist is a joke, and actually only does a disservice to the black community, which I have supported my entire life,” Kid Rock stated after he was called a racist.