Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been warned by the British singer’s spokesman about associating himself with Adele’s music. The property tycoon has reportedly been using the star’s songs such as Rolling In The Deep as “warm-up” music.
He came on stage to the hit song during a rally held in Lexington, South Carolina, and he is believed to be a fan after attending a concert in New York. The Oscar winner’s spokesman confirmed: “Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning.”
Fans were outraged about the association between the London-born singer and the billionaire reality TV personality. One unhappy fan tweeted: “offended on Adele’s behalf”, while another asked: “Does @Adele know that Donald Trump plays her songs at his rallies? I have a feeling she would not be pleased.”
Singers have lined up to object to Trump using their music at campaign rallies. R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe did not mince his words, saying: “Go f*** yourselves, the lot of you – you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”
Fellow band member Mike Mills added: “Personally, I think the Orange Clown will do anything for attention. I hate giving it to him.”
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler also stopped him using the song Dream On during campaigning. Trump good naturedly responded on Twitter saying he had the legal right to use the song, although desisted from using it, saying he had found “a better one to take its place”.
He added: “Steven Tyler got more publicity on his song request than he’s gotten in 10 years. Good for him!”
Adele has kept her political preferences quiet although she did say in 2011 that she was a “Labour girl.”