While both artists have championed the city and rooted for its comeback, Kid Rock has been putting his money where his mouth is. The artist has funded a music exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum, a scholarship at Wayne State University and put on a performance to raise $1 million for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
For the record, Madonna was born in Bay City, Mich. and grew up in a northern suburb of Detroit. Kid Rock hails from Romeo, Mich., north of the city.
And here is a photo of Madonna and the brim of Kid Rock's hat (as well as Guy Oseary), in happier times at at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards:
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