Kid RockKid Rock isn't living up to some people's expectations. The Michigan rocker is slated to receive the Detroit-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Great Expectations Award at their annual Freedom Fund dinner in May, but the event will host a much smaller crowd than normal this year, thanks to several members boycotting the ceremony.

The reason for the protest is the singer's use of the Confederate Flag, which is considered by some to be a representation of slavery and has been used by several controversial groups, including the Ku Klux Klan and the white supremacist group, the Aryan Nations.

But the head of the Detroit chapter of the NAACP, Donnell R. White, defends this year's honoree, "Kid Rock .. has consistently lifted up the Great Expectations of many persons ... concerning the future of the city," (quote via the Detroit News).