Multi-award-winning musician Adele has released a statement distancing herself from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s political campaign. The statement comes after her hit song ‘Rolling In The Deep’ was played at several of his campaign rallies.
“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” the artist’s spokesperson told the Independent.
The American politician is reportedly a fan of the 27-year-old singer and has watched her perform live at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Adele is also believed to have released a statement in 2011, declaring herself a “labour girl”, thereby putting to rest any speculations about her political affiliations.
It is not the first time an artist has requested the US Presidential front-runner for the American Republican Party to stop using their music at his political events.
Responding to past complaints by artists like Steve Tyler of Aerosmith, Trump took to Twitter saying the use of his song had given Tyler more mileage for the song than he had ever gotten in 10 years. He further added that he had found a better one to take its place.
The news has caused a stir on social media.
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Sub-edited: Anushka Gurnaney