Korn lead singer Jonathan Davis has described President Obama’s recent name check of him as “really cool”, expressing that he was “shocked and taken aback” by the event.
Obama namechecked the singer during a recent speech when presenting army officer Florent Groberg with a Medal Of Honour at a ceremony on November 12. Groberg had declared that after he was hospitalised following an explosion in August 2012, he was in Germany and that the lead singer of Korn, Davis, was at his bedside.
Speaking at the ceremony, Obama said: “Today, Flo, I want to assure you, you are not hallucinating. You are actually in the White House. Those cameras are on. I am not the lead singer from Korn”.
Responding to the news to Rolling Stone, Davis said: “I was asleep and then around six or seven in the morning, my phone starts going off. I look over and someone had just texted me ‘The president just said your name during this Medal of Honor ceremony.’ I’m just like ‘whatever’ and went back to sleep, but my phone kept going.”
“I couldn’t believe it. It’s really cool. The President of the United States gave me props for being there for a Medal of Honor recipient. Groberg went through hell.”
In 2011, Davis criticised Obama and called him an “Illuminati puppet”. Questioned about whether his views on Obama has changed, Davis said: “We all have our views on the president. I’m not going to take this moment and make it about that. This is about Captain Groberg.”
Check out Obama give a shout-out to Korn in the video below.