“[Expletive] no I’m not running for Senate. Are you [expletive] kidding me? Who [exlpetive] couldn’t figure that out?” the rock star said to Stern.
Kid Rock went on to explain that running for office was “the worst advice that I ever gave myself, but it’s been the most creative thing I’ve ever done,” and that the entire campaign was a joke to help promote his upcoming album, Sweet Southern Sugar, which is set to release on Nov. 3.
Kid Rock said a fan once suggested he should run for Senate in Michigan. “Let’s get some signs made … We start going with it. Everyone gets their panties in a bunch. I have people who work for me, they’re on the in, I’m like, ‘[expletive] no we’re not doing it, but let’s roll with it for a little while. This is awesome,'” he said of the fake campaign.
Kid Rock announced in July plans to run for Senate on Twitter alongside the release of a campaign website, kidrockforsenate.com. The 46-year-old, a self-declared conservative who endorsed Donald Trump, originally stated he was going to go up against incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow.
“I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real… kidrockforsenate.com The answer is an absolute YES,” he tweeted at the time.
Kid Rock also announced on The Howard Stern Show a new, 2018 tour that will kick off Jan. 19 in Nashville before wrapping up March 24 in Las Vegas.