GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has gone and pissed off yet another person, but this time it’s the infamous singer-songwriter Adele. Trump has been playing Adele’s music at his rallies without permission and she’s having no more of it.
After one of Sarah Palin’s right-winging-bitter clinging endorsements of Trump, “Rolling in the Deep” played as she exited the stage. Trump also played Adele’s song “Skyfall” at a stint in Ohio.
Adele isn’t one to involve herself in politics, that was until she found out Trump was using her music without permission.
Her spokesperson told The Independent:
Adele has not given permission for her music to be used in any political campaigning.
Her loyal fans likely had something to do with the star discovering Trump had been having an Adele free-for-all on the campaign trail, though. There were tweets informing the British vocal legend that Trump had been using her music to promote “racism” and “bigotry.”
This isn’t the first time Trump’s gotten into trouble for using music without artist permission, either. Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler’s lawyers ordered Trump to stop using their music after playing “Dream On” at a rally. The lawyers claimed Trump didn’t have permission of the band to use the song.
[It] gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid, Tyler’s lawyer explained.
Probably the best yet, was from REM frontman Michael Stipe, who definitely wasn’t feeling The Donald’s use of his music without permission. It doesn’t seem like Stipe supports his bid for the Oval, either:
Go f#%k yourselves, the lot of you – you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men.
Yikes! Well, someone had to say it.
Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.
So Trump has managed to piss of several celebrities by playing their music without consent. The guy who wants to keep 1.6 BILLION Muslims out of America, and he can’t even call up some famous singers to ask permission before using their music? Come on, Donald.
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