'Romney backer' Kid Rock says Obama and I have 'no hard feelings'
Musician Kid Rock, who was a celebrity surrogate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said President Barack Obama wasted no time in jokingly acknowledging their campaign rivalry on Sunday.
"It was nice. I saw the president tonight. He said, 'I'm still here.' I said, 'No hard feelings,'" Rock said, laughing.
Earlier on Sunday, Rock attended a White House reception with Obama and this year's Kennedy Center Honors award recipients, CNN reports.
Speaking to CNN on the red carpet after the reception and before the ceremony in Washington, Rock said that it was hard to see his candidate lose the election.
He, however, added that '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.
"But I believe if you don't stand for something, you don't stand for nothing," he added.
The rocker's popular song 'Born Free' became a staple for Romney and Paul Ryan on the campaign trail, the report said.
Rock said that now that it's all over, the election came to a disappointing end, but stressed that it was time to move on.
"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," he added.