Trump Defies Brian May by Using ‘We Are the Champions’ as RNC Walkout Song

GOP presumptive nominee ignores Queen guitarist’s previous request not to use the classic track

Last Updated: July 18, 2016 @ 10:59 PM

Donald Trump added insult to injury on Monday night when he walked out on stage to Queen’s classic rock hit, “We Are the Champions” at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

The defiant move came after the band’s guitarist, Brian May, had made a public statement last month asking the GOP presumptive nominee not to use the 1977 hit for his political campaign.

“I’ve had an avalanche of complaints – some of which you can see in our ‘LETTERS’ page – about Donald Trump using our ‘We Are the Champions’ track as his ‘theme’ song on USA TV,” May wrote on his personal website June 8.

“This is not an official Queen statement, but I can confirm that permission to use the track was neither sought nor given.

“We are taking advice on what steps we can take to ensure this use does not continue. Regardless of our views on Mr Trump’s platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool,” May, who turns 69 on Tuesday, continued.

“Our music embodies our own dreams and beliefs, but it is for all who care to listen and enjoy.”

Clearly the British rock star’s polite request was ignored as Trump stormed the stage amidst a dramatic smokescreen to greet his supporters at the Quicken Loans Arena to kick off the four-day extravaganza.

The polarizing presidential candidate also had the song blasting out of the sound system as he escorted wife, Melania Trump, off the stage following her passionate speech.

Needless to say, the GOP candidate’s use of a song that was originally written and performed by late rock legend Freddie Mercury, who died of bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS in 1991, sparked outrage on social media, especially among the LGBT community.

See the tweets below.

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