New York : Pop superstar Adele today lodged objections as Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump played her music on the campaign trail.
Trump, an apparent fan of Adele who was spotted at her concert in November in New York, has regularly played her hit “Rolling in the Deep” at his rallies.
“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” a statement from the singer’s spokesman said.
Adele, whose blockbuster success has been attributed to her ability to attract audiences across wide demographic lines, did not mention Trump by name.
Adele in the past has declared herself as a staunch supporter of the Labour Party in her native Britain although — in a potential area of common ground with Trump — she has complained about the heavy tax bill since becoming rich.
US candidates, especially on the right, have repeatedly faced a backlash when playing well-known songs. Trump earlier in his campaign played Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” and R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” triggering furious protests from the artists known for their left-leaning views. But Trump today picked up an endorsement of sorts from one prominent musician. Azealia Banks, the New York rapper who like Trump is fond of heated exchanges on Twitter, offered a backhanded compliment as she said she planned to vote for Trump.