The NAACP Image Awards are drawing criticism on the day it is going to air.
Kid Rock is set to receive the Detroit branch of the NAACP's Greater Expectations Award, but it's his use of the confederate flag that has people up in arms.
Political consultant Adolph Mongo is planning a boycott of the Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner May 1, where Kid Rock is set to get the award.
"It's a slap in the face for anyone who fought for civil rights in this country," Mongo told the Detroit News. "It's a symbol of hatred and bigotry."
Rock has said in the past that the flag stands for rock and roll.
The NAACP is also being criticized for some of the names of the awards list didn't sit well., Names like Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Diddy-Dirty Money.
Reverend Delman Coates, senior pastor of the Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland is vocally lashing out at the choices.
"It is unconscionable that the NAACP would sully its brand, squander its legacy, and take such a stand contrary to the aspirations and dreams of the mainstream of the African-American community," said Coates. "While artists are free to produce their own art, it is not acceptable for public corporations and established civil right organizations to sanction the kinds of lyrics promoted by some of these artists," he continued. "These are the wrong images for a civil rights organization to nominate and endorse."
The show airs tonight on Fox at 8pm eastern.