Sinéad O’Connor's estate slams Donald Trump for using her music

Sinéad O’Connor's estate slams Donald Trump for using her music

The singer's estate is less than impressed that Donald Trump used one of her iconic songs at recent campaign rallies...

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Sinéad O'Connor/ YouTube ('Nothing Compares 2 U' music video)

The estate of the late singer, Sinéad O’Connor, is outraged that presidential hopeful Donald Trump used one of her most popular songs. 

Trump, who is campaigning for a second term in US office, reportedly used her 1990 classic, 'Nothing Compares 2 U', at political rallies in Maryland and North Carolina. 

"Throughout her life, it is well known that Sinéad O’Connor lived by a fierce moral code defined by honesty, kindness, fairness and decency towards her fellow human beings," her estate and label Chrysalis Records said in a joint statement, according to Variety.

The statement added: "It is no exaggeration to say that Sinéad would have been disgusted, hurt and insulted to have her work misrepresented in this way by someone who she herself referred to as a ‘biblical devil.’" 

The singer's estate and label made it clear they don't want any of her music playedat Trump's rallies.

"As the guardians of her legacy, we demand that Donald Trump and his associates desist from using her music immediately.”

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Despite his legal woes, Trump's bid for re-election is doing surprisingly well. The 77-old is currently the Republican Party's (GOP) front-runner.

He is currently leading with 273 delegates. His closest rival, Nikki Haley, has secured 43 delegates as of Tuesday, March 5.

Trump needs 1 215 delegates to secure the Republican nomination. If he achieves the feat he will go head to head with current US president, Joe Biden, during the 2024 elections in November.

O’Connor is not the only musician who has asked Trump to refrain from using her music at political rallies. 

Adele, Rihanna, The Beatles, Sir Elton John, Guns N' Roses, and Panic! at the Disco are just some of the artists who asked Trump not to play their songs. 

While some celebrities have proudly declared their support for the former president, others do not want their music associated with his campaign as it might be seen as a politician endorsement. 

Neither Trump nor his team has responded to the request made by O’Connor's estate. 

The Irish singer died at the age of 56 in July 2023. Her cause of death was deemed to be natural.

Watch her music video for 'Nothing Compares 2 U' below. 


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Main image credit: YouTube/Sinead O'Connor

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