Controversial music imagery
In the wake of the confederate flag-toting Kid Rock being nominated for an NAACP award, we look at other artists who have shocked and offended with controversial imagery
Kid Rock in concert
It wasn't surprising when some members of the NAACP raised a stink about the Detroit chapter's decision to give native son Kid Rock its Great Expectations Award. Kid Rock, after all, has often used the Confederate flag in concert, and his protesters see it as a symbol of America's racist past. For his part, Rock has said he sees it simply as a symbol of Southern rock & roll. In either case, it illustrates the controversial nature of music imagery, and here are ten artists who know that a picture is worth a thousand headlines.