Civil rights activists in Detroit demanded last week that popular rock singer and Michigan native Kid Rock remove the Confederate flag from his concerts, albums and clothing.

"How in the hell can Kid Rock represent Detroit and wave that flag just generating millions and millions in ticket sales — a flag that represents genocide to most of Detroit?" said Sam Riddle, political director of the National Action Network, earlier in the week.

Rock issued his defiant response in a statement to the "Kelly File" Wednesday night.

"Please tell the people who are protesting to 'kiss my ask me some questions,'" Megyn Kelly read from Rock's statement.

From the video, it appears that Kelly improvised the phrase "ask me some questions" so that she could read the phrase "kiss my a--" on live TV.

"It's not about hatred or being a racist. I like Southern rock music, and a lot of people died under that flag for beliefs they had, right or wrong. But it stands for rebel, and my love of Southern rock," said Rock in a 2002 interview.