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Kid Rock: ‘I Alienated a Lot of Fans’

Monday, 03 Dec 2012 03:31 PM

By James Hirsen

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Kid Rock, who in the recent presidential election was a celebrity supporter of Mitt Romney, acknowledged that he has paid a price as an entertainer who publicly aligned himself with the Republican candidate.

While attending a White House reception for this year's Kennedy Center Honors, Kid Rock opened up to CNN about his role in the 2012 presidential election.

“It's tough to stand up for something you believe in,” he said. “Believe me, especially in my business. I alienated a lot of fans and people.”

The popular rock musician went on to express his reasons for taking the political advocacy risk, sharing his belief that “if you don't stand for something, you don't stand for nothing.”

It was in February of 2012 that as a surprise guest Kid Rock emerged as a celebrity endorser of Romney. The venue was a campaign event in Michigan, which happens to be the musician’s home state.

His hit song, “Born Free,” was used at campaign rallies, as Romney and vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan exited the stage to greet supporters.

Kid Rock also expressed his thoughts on how he is dealing with disappointment over the election results.

“You cross your fingers, you try to move forward, you hope for the best,” he said, adding that “you respect the office of the President of the United States, and the great thing is in four years, we get to choose again.”

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