It goes without saying that Kid Rock is one of the most polarizing entertainers in the entire music industry.
A “love him or hate him” kind of guy, there’s really not a lot of people who are on the fence about Kid Rock, and that’s part of what makes him entertaining in the first place.
His “don’t give a f*ck” attitude has found home with fans of rap, rock and country music, and his political leanings has found him fans on the right side of the aisle, as well as enemies on the left.
That being said, on a recent episode of Bill Maher’s Club Random podcast, Kid Rock said that he’s a fan of former President Barack Obama and would like to grab beers with him:
“I want to hang out with Obama and drink beer… I mean, there’s not a cooler… all the presidents that I’ve been able to meet, from Jimmy Carter up.
He can get down… I’d like to drink beer with him.”
He went on to say that he didn’t agree with all his policies, and didn’t vote for him, but admitted that he met him and performed at an inauguration party for the former President.
“I didn’t like a lot of his policies… I didn’t vote for him.”
But he went on to add that he was excited to meet him, and that he was an extremely cool guy:
“Obama’s a big deal, you know? It was a big deal for me too. I’m, like, ‘f*cking hope this motherf*cker gets it right because I ain’t voted for him.’
Michelle looked beautiful. Barack’s cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce.”
A well-known fan and friend of former President Donald Trump, Kid Rock admitted that he had lost friends over his endorsement of The Donald. Maher, who admittedly can’t stand Trump, and even called him a “whiney little b*tch,” also denounced losing friends over politics.
He says they’re not real friends:
“They weren’t friends. Let’s just not instinctively hate somebody because of who they are and what team they’re on. You can hate him… you can’t hate everybody who likes him.
“I will never understand why you like this whiny little b*tch…You’re such a real man, and he’s such a little b*tch.”
Clearly, these are two men with very different views on leadership, politics, and policy, however, you have to appreciate their willingness to put aside their differences, sit down, have a conversation, and not let their differences get in the way of their friendship and common ground.