The rocker often displays the banner during his shows, but members of a civil rights group in his native Detroit, Michigan have asked him to stop using the flag.

Controversy over the banner has been heightened in recent weeks following a shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina last month (Jun15) as the gunman accused of carrying out the attack was pictured posing with the flag before the incident.

Members of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN) have urged Kid Rock to take a stand against racism by dropping the flag from his performances, even holding a protest outside a museum in the city which hosts an exhibit bearing the star's name.

Reverend Charles Williams II, president of the Michigan Chapter of the NAN, says in a statement, "This is a great time for Kid Rock to let it (the flag) go..."

He adds in a message posted on, "Today National Action Network Detroit called on Kid Rock to take the Confederate flag out of his show, and if he doesn't, the Detroit Historical Museum needs to remove his name off of the Detroit Music exhibit. Stop hate... Kid Rock need to take the flag down (sic)... Simple as that..."