While many in the entertainment industry are quick to speak out in favor of leftist causes, Kid Rock has been a notable voice representing, at least to a certain extent, conservative values.
The Detroit-based rock star revealed he is “definitely a Republican,” offering his take on the Second Amendment, among other key issues, in a wide-ranging interview with The Guardian last year.
“I’m always buying more guns,” he said. “I have everything from a Civil War cannon to an MP5 machine gun and old police guns.”
As the 2016 presidential election season gets underway in earnest with Monday’s Iowa caucuses, Kid Rock once again waxed political in a recent Rolling Stone interview. Though he once said he supported Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential bid, he has since apparently switched his allegiance to Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
In typical Kid Rock fashion, he did not clean up his language when explaining why he backs the billionaire real estate mogul.
“My feeling: let the motherf–king business guy run it like a f–king business,” he said. “And his campaign has been entertaining as s–t.”
He went on to say the U.S. is “not really working too well running it not like a business,” asking “what f–king business survives when they’re f–king broke?”
Based on the fact Trump appeals to those voters disillusioned by politics as usual, Kid Rock predicted he would be the party’s eventual nominee.
“I think he will,” the singer said. “To me, I’m just like, ‘We gotta try something else.’”