Kid Rock, the Detroit rapper of bawitdaba da bang a dang fame and outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, announced on Wednesday that he may be running for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2018 and no one can tell if they should believe him.
The famous rocker who also goes byDetroit cowboy, American badass or simply the Kid hinted at a bid for a Senate seat in Michigan by tweeting to his fans that the website KidRockforSenate.com is real.
Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future, he said after sharing a link to his site, which includes a picture of himself sitting in an office under a generic campaign logo for 2018 and above large text that asks,ARE YOU SCARED?
Other campaign messages on his website include Ill rock the party, Get in the Senate and try to help someone and Pimp of the nation.
When asked if the tweet and website was a real campaign announcement or a publicity stunt, a representative for Kid Rock just directed HuffPost to the artists official Facebook page.
Although the campaign website is already selling T-shirts, trucker hats and lawn signs that read Kid Rock for U.S. Senate, there isnt much there to suggest the rappers bid for the Senate is genuine.
The website includes a link to buy Kid Rocks campaign merchandise, but it leads to a webpageapparently hostedby Warner Brother Records and links to other pages where fans can buy Kid Rocks music and other merchandise unrelated to his alleged political campaign.
Kid Rocks stage name and his real name, Robert James Ritchie, also dont appear to be registered with the Federal Election Commission, leading many people to be rightfully suspicious.
This isnt the first time people on the internet have floated rumors of Kid Rock running for the Senate.
In February, news reports claimed that GOP officials in Michigan were considering asking the rapper torun against the states Democratic incumbent, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who is up for re-election in 2018.Kid Rocks unveiled website domain was also created in February andexpires in 2022, according to online domain records.
As Reuters reporter David Shepeardson pointed out, Kid Rock may have just been using Februarys headlines to capitalize on self-promotion. Backing up that theory is the fact that in January, Kid Rock announced he would release a new album in late summer, Billboard reported. So far this year, the rapper has yet to announce any new records.
Whatever the reason for Kid Rocks purported campaign website, the artist did get a rise out of people on Wednesday.
I concede he is better at playing the guitar and Ill keep doing what I do best, which is fighting for Michigan, Stabenow tweeted.
Other people on Twitter, where Kid Rock became a trending topic, reacted with much less tact.