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Ted Nugent to meet with Secret Service over Obama remark

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Ted Nugent is to meet with the Secret Service to discuss controversial comments he made about US President Barack Obama.

The Secret Service launched a probe earlier this week after Nugent called the Obama administration "evil" and "America-hating" while speaking to the National Rifle Association convention.

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Nugent defended his remarks in a radio interview on Monday, insisting that he never "threatened anyone's life".

The 'Cat Scratch Fever' singer also told Glenn Beck's radio programme that he will be meeting with the Secret Service today (April 19) in hopes of putting the matter behind him.

"We actually have heard from the Secret Service and they have a duty. I support them. I salute them. And I look forward to our meeting," Nugent said.

The musician went on to joke that he's planning a very special afternoon for the Secret Service agents who are to interview him.

"We're going to have a little barbecue get-together," Nugent quipped, adding: "I'm not trying to diminish the seriousness of this, because if the Secret Service are doing it, they are serious.

"They are dedicated and I will be as polite and supportive as I possibly can be, which will be thoroughly."

Nugent endorsed Obama's Republican opponent Mitt Romney in March, saying at the time that Romney will "properly represent" Americans.

The Romney campaign has appeared to distance itself from Nugent since he made the controversial comments, with a spokesperson saying that the candidate condemns "divisive language".

Watch Ted Nugent perform 'Stranglehold' below:

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