Kid Rock Booted From Xmas Parade After Joy Behar Slam. His Reaction is Epic.
However, Rock wasn't done. (BizPac Review)
In a statement to Variety magazine late Friday, an attorney for Rock’s business partner, Steve Smith, said that the musician planned to “show up … and try to participate as grand marshal tomorrow” despite the decision by the event’s organizers to replace him with someone else.
“My best analogy is it’ll be a standoff at high noon,” attorney Bryan Lewis said, adding that Smith owns most of the parade’s “stock” courtesy the $250,000 he’s donated annually to the city of Nashville, meaning the organizers had no authority to remove Rock.
“The other 5 percent of the people who hold stock held a closed-meeting excluding Mr. Smith and made a unilateral decision to exclude Kid Rock from the parade. It is our belief that, as the major contributor, Mr. Smith has the right to name the grand marshal of the parade.”
Rock’s termination from the gig was prompted by remarks he made earlier Friday while speaking on “Fox & Friends” about the growing political divisions in America.