Kid Rock has made his reputation in part by being an iconoclast – one who raises a middle finger to society’s conventional ways of thinking and acting.
Now the 48-year-old rocker, who was born Robert James Ritchie, plans to plant a giant middle-finger sculpture on his Nashville property, according to reports.
Rock took inspiration from a Vermont man named Ted Pelkey who posted a similar sculpture on his own property, Taste of Country reported. Pelkey’s sculpture has since become a kind of tourist attraction, the report said, and has even inspired a Facebook page.
After hearing about Pelkey’s statue, Rock contacted the Vermont man, who put the musician in touch with the artist who created it, the report said.
HAPPENING NOW: Controversial sign goes up at Kid Rock's Honky Tonk Bar & Steakhouse on Lower Broadway in Nashville. Some city leaders called it 'tacky' and 'in bad taste,' but Metro Council ultimately approved the sign earlier this year. MORE INFO ---> https://t.co/WPbcW541s1 pic.twitter.com/cALHN486yU— WKRN (@WKRN) March 11, 2019
Kid Rock has never been shy of creating controversy and he recently golfed with President Trump in Florida.
Another great day on the links! Thank you to POTUS for having me and to EVERYONE at Trump International for being so wonderful. What a great man, so down to earth and so fun to be with!! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!! -Kid Rock pic.twitter.com/cSsswI5PbW— Kid Rock (@KidRock) March 23, 2019