Rocker and Romney supporter Kid Rock talked to CNN about his somewhat awkward encounter with newly re-elected President Barack Obama at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors.
Singer and songwriter Kid Rock was not shy during this year's presidential election in showing his opposition towards Barack Obama's re-election bid. However, the Detroit rocker apparently is not one to hold a grudge.
In a recent interview with CNN, the former Romney supporter described his brief meeting with the President during Sunday night's 2012 Kennedy Center Honors. Rock told CNN, when the pair ran into each other at the event, Obama greeted him with a smile and joked, "I'm still here," Rock replied, "no hard feelings."
Rock said in the interview, "It always stinks to lose at anything in life, but the beautiful thing about it, you know, is that I love this country and I think both men do, so you cross your fingers and try to move forward and hope for the best."
The singer also added, "You respect the office of the president of the United States, and the great thing is that in four years, we'll see what happens. It's tough to stand up for something you believe in, especially in my business. It's very easy to alienate a lot of fans and people, but if you don't stand for something you stand for nothing."
Rock, along with other stars from New York, Hollywood and the music industry, were guests of the President and First Lady at the White House for the annual Kennedy Center Honors. Among the honorees were David Letterman, the members of Led Zeppelin, and actor Dustin Hoffman, just to name a few.