After some uncertainty arose over whether Kid Rock in fact planned to run for the U.S. Senate, Rock provided a decisive statement on the subject.
The Detroit Free Press quotes the rocker, appearing on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show, saying: “F— no, I’m not running for Senate. Are you kidding me? Who couldn’t figure that out? I’m releasing a new album. I’m going on tour too. Are you f—ing sh–ing me?”
Rock appeared to mock people who thought he was serious about his political aspirations. But Rock has been introduced in concert as Michigan’s “next senator,” and has made other overtures about running, as we reported last month.
The Free Press notes: “Rock said the Senate idea — which he publicly toyed with for months — was a mixed blessing.” The paper quotes Rock saying: “It’s the worst advice I ever gave myself, but it’s been the most creative thing I’ve ever done. And I’ve gotten to see everyone’s true colors.”
The report adds: “Rock said as public hype grew around the Senate talk this year, even people in his circle who were ‘in on the joke’ started to take it seriously. ‘No, we’re not doing it,’ he said he’d tell them, ‘but let’s roll with it for a while.'”