Adele has told Donald Trump that he does not have permission to use her songs at campaign rallies after fans expressed their anger that the Presidential hopeful was using the singer’s hits as his warm-up music.
The Republican frontrunner has consistently played Adele’s smash hit “Rolling In The Deep”, with its “we could have had it all” refrain, to stoke up the atmosphere at campaign events before his appearance.
Trump, an Adele fan who attended her New York concert last year, has also played Skyfall, the singer’s James Bond theme (“when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together”) after delivering his apocalyptic stump speech about America’s future.
Adele’s fans have expressed anger at Trump’s appropriation of her music for his campaign. “Don’t suppose he asked for her endorsement. Hopefully she’s objected,” tweeted one.
Adele has now broken her silence over the association and made it clear that she does not endorse Trump’s use of her music.
“Noooooo!! Not Adele!! Must Trump ruin that too?!,” asked one fan. “I think she’s cringing as much as we are … wish he would drown in the deep. The bigot,” wrote another. Others asked if Adele was being paid for the use of her music by Trump.
Adele has now broken her silence over the association and made it clear that she does not endorse Trump’s use of her music. “Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” a spokesman for the singer told The Independent.