Donald Trump Had ‘No Permission’ To Use Adele’s Music At Rallies

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A spokesman for pop star Adele told BBC News that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has “no permission” to use her music at his campaign rallies, the publication reported Monday.

Trump has used Adele’s song “Rolling in the Deep” before his rallies begin to pump up the crowd.

“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” the spokesman told BBC.

Hours after Adele’s spokesman’s statement, Trump played “Rolling in the Deep” at the end of his rally Monday in Waterloo, Iowa.

Trump has gotten in hot water with other artists for playing their music without their consent. The lead singer of R.E.M. blasted Trump in September for playing “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” at a rally to protest the Iran nuclear deal. Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler asked Trump in October to stop playing “Dream On” at campaign events.

Adele’s music has also been used by at least one other GOP presidential hopeful, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Huckabee parodied the song with his own lyrics in a plea to Iowa voters and posted video to YouTube. It has since been removed.

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