Ten-time Grammy Award winner Adele recently released a statement saying she has not given her permission for anyone to use her music as part of their political campaigns. It is unknown whether she will pursue any legal action to prevent the unauthorized use of her music in the future.
This statement came in response to front-running GOP candidate Donald Trump being introduced at his political rally in Iowa by Sarah Palin with Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” track being played in the background. It also follows Trump’s Republican rival Mike Huckabee making a YouTube parody video of her 2015 hit ‘Hello’, which featured lyrics about the Iowa caucus and his competing candidates. Due to copyright infringement, this video has been subsequently muted.
During Trump’s campaign he has used her lyrics “we could have had it all” from “Rolling In The Deep” and “when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together” from the Bond soundtrack Skyfall to plug his message about making America great again. The British icon is clearly not a fan of his take on her words.
Last November, Donald Trump attended Adele’s Radio City Music Hall concert and was booed by her fans after he proceeded to cut in line. Her fans then took to social media to express their disdain for the Presidential candidate. Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler is also not here for Trump using his music to boost his political agenda and sent Trump’s campaign committee a cease-and-desist letter to stop him using their hit “Dream On” during his rallies. Hopefully he gets the message.