Wednesday October 10, 2012

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Kid Rock hasn’t been shy about supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan, even if it costs him some fans.

The made-in-Michigan rock musician introduced Ryan during a rally Monday night in the Detroit suburb of Rochester.

The rapper, born Robert Ritchie, told the raucous crowd gathered at Oakland University that he believes "you have to stand for something" even if it may alienate a few fans.

Rock added that it was OK to disagree, particularly in a music business that he says "leans very left."