For Trump, it’s probably time to take that message to heart, as the popular singer made it clear today that she doesn’t approve of his use of her catalog. “Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” a spokesman for Adele first told The Independent on Monday.
The news may come as a major blow to Trump, a fan who took his wife Melania to the taping of Adele’s Radio City Music Hall special for “a date night” back in November. Twitter says Trump was booed upon arrival that night, and he also got major flack on the social media network for allegedly cutting the line, too.
Since then, “Rolling in the Deep” has also been added to Trump’s playlist, and the song was played after his high-profile endorsement from Sarah Palin. Adele’s move follows furious reactions from fans on social media. “Adele may want to speak to someone about making a cease and desist notice to Trump and Palin for using her music at their rallies,” tweeted Josh Kail on Jan. 20.
But Trump isn’t the only Republican candidate who’s taken to playing Adele’s music on the campaign trail. Last week, GOP contender Mike Huckabee made headlines when he released a parody version of “Hello.” The one-time first-in-the-nation primary winner re-imagined the No. 1 smash for caucus night, which takes place this evening in Iowa. The video was subsequently yanked from YouTube “following actions from Adele’s team,” according to Billboard. The former Arkansas governor responded on Fox News, calling the singer “very petty.”