Adele Won't Let Donald Trump Play Her Music At His Campaign Rallies
Adele revealed Donald Trump used her songs at campaign rallies without her permission.
Trump reportedly attended Adele's concert at Radio City Music Hall last November and since played two of the British singer's hits during events.
According to the Independent, Trump repeatedly played "Rolling in the Deep," as well as the James Bond song "Skyfall," to energize supporters right before he appeared on stage.
After learning of Trump's use of the songs, Adele's fans were quick to point out Adele would never endorse the Republican frontrunner.
A spokesman for Adele recently confirmed this suspicion to the Independent.
The spokesman said,
Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning.
Adele is at least the third recording artist to have her music played at Trump events without consent.
Last September, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe announced Trump did not obtain permission before using the band's hit "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)."
Shortly after, attorneys for Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler sent a cease-and-desist letter to Trump's campaign regarding the song "Dream On."
The letter reportedly said Trump's use of the song "gives the false impression that [Tyler] is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump's presidential bid."
Fellow Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee attempted to gain the support of Adele fans last week by releasing a parody of the song "Hello" on YouTube and Twitter featuring lyrics mocking Huckabee's rivals.
The audio on the original post, however, was muted, thanks to a claim from the song's copyright holder.