Kid Rock was a prominent Mitt Romney surrogate during the recent election cycle — but now that all is said and done, Rock told CNN he has “no hard feelings” toward President Obama.
On Sunday, Rock attended a White House reception with president and this year’s Kennedy Center Honors award recipients. There, he said he had a run-in with Obama.
“”It was nice. I saw the president tonight. He said, ‘I’m still here.’ I said, ‘No hard feelings,'” Rock said.
Speaking to CNN on the red carpet after the reception and before the ceremony in Washington, Rock said it was hard to see his candidate lose the election but added “it felt great” to have his music played on the campaign trail for Romney.
“It’s tough to stand up for something you believe in. Believe me, especially in my business. I alienated a lot of fans and people,” Rock said.
The rocker’s popular song “Born Free” became a staple for Romney and Paul Ryan on the campaign trail. The song typically blared at rallies as the candidates exited the stage and greeted fans.
“You cross your fingers, you try to move forward, you hope for the best,” he said. “You respect the office of the president of the United States, and the great thing is in four years, we get to choose again.”
Indeed, we do. Until then, Rock has already advised the president on what he needs to do.
Watch below, via CNN:
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