Singer’s spokesman says GOP candidate used “Rolling in the Deep” and “Skyfall” without her consent
Donald Trump and his supporters should not be “Rolling in the Deep” at his campaign events.
An Adele spokesperson told the U.K.’s Independent that the singer “has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning.”
The statement comes after some Adele fans were upset to learn that the leading GOP presidential candidate — who has made no shortage of controversial statements on the campaign trail — was regularly playing Adele’s 2010 hit single from her album “21.”
According to the media covering Trump’s rallies, the billionaire politician played the chorus, “we could have had it all,” to pump up the audience before taking the stage. He has also played her “Skyfall” theme song.
Previously, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler‘s attorney sent Trump a cease and desist letter over the campaign’s use of “Dream On.”
“Trump for President does not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On’ or any of our client’s other music in connection with the Campaign because it gives the false impression that he is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid,” the letter read. “In response, we sent the Previous Letter, respectfully explaining that such usage of ‘Dream On’ was impermissible, and that our client does not consent to same.”
GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who has been at the bottom of the polls since he entered the race last year, recently released an Adele parody video, which has already been yanked from YouTube.