Kid Rock Obama; 'No Hard Feelings' Between Rocker And President

There may not be peace in the Middle East, but the tension has ceased between President Barack Obama and Kid Rock.

The 41-year-old musician met with the president on Sunday during a White House reception.

Rock was interviewed by CNN while at the red carpet ceremony for this year's Kennedy Center Honors award show.

"It was nice. I saw the president tonight. He said, 'I'm still here,' " Rock told reporters, in relation to the rivalry between the two regarding the musician's strong support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Rock responded to the president saying, "No hard feelings."

Rock admitted that he had a hard time seeing Romney get defeated during the election but that he had a good time playing his music for the Republican candidate while on the campaign trail. One of the musician's hit songs, "Born Free," was performed during his sets at many of Romney's campaign stops.

The rocker admitted that he had a tough time personally through the election.

"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."

When Obama was announced as the victor of the 2012 election, Rock took it to heart but at the same time he didn't let it hold him back.

"You cross your fingers, you try to move forward, you hope for the best," Rock added. "You respect the office of the president of the United States, and the great thing is in four years, we get to choose again."

The honorees at the Kennedy center included television host David Letterman, rock band Led Zeppelin, actor Dustin Hoffman, Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy and ballerina Natalia Makarova.

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