Rock-rapper backed Mitt Romney in 2012
Kid Rock has endorsed Donald Trump in his US Presidential campaign bid.
Billionaire-turned-political candidate Trump had been the frontrunner in the Republican opinion polls. However, he suffered a shock defeat to rival Ted Cruz in the Ohio caucus on Monday night (February 1).
After backing Mitt Romney in 2012, Kid Rock was recently asked by Rolling Stone who he is supporting this time round.
“I’m digging Trump,” Rock said. “I feel like a lot of people, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, feel like if you get Hillary [Clinton] or Bernie [Sanders], or you get [Marco] Rubio or [Ted] Cruz or whoever, there’s going to be the same shit.”
He continued: “My feeling [is] let the motherfucking business guy run it like a fucking business. And his campaign has been entertaining as shit.”
Asked whether he though Trump stood a chance of being nominated as the Republican candidate, Kid Rock said: “I think he will. To me, I’m just like, ‘We gotta try something else’.”
“I’m not an expert at political science or anything. I do try to follow things, obviously. I’m a pretty good, tax-paying citizen of this country… Let the business guy in there. It’s not really working too well running it not like a business. I mean, what business fucking survives when they’re fucking broke?”
Rapper Azealia Banks recently made headlines after backing Trump, saying that she is voting for him because he is “evil, like America”.
“I only trust this country to be what it is: full of shit,” she continued. “Takes shit to know shit so we may as well, put a piece of shit in the White House”.
Last year saw Kid Rock hit out at critics over his ongoing use of the Confederate flag, which has been criticised for having racist connotations due to the Confederate States’ history of slavery. In a live TV interview, Kid Rock told boycotters to “kiss my ass”.