Sinead O’Connor’s Estate Demands Donald Trump Stop Playing ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ at Rallies

    The estate of the late Sinéad O’Connor has issued a statement condemning the Donald Trump campaign for using ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ at his recent rallies.

    “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,” the statement reads, according to Variety. “It was with outrage therefore that we learned that Donald Trump has been using her iconic performance of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ at his political rallies.”

    The statement continued: “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.’ As the guardians of her legacy, we demand that Donald Trump and his associates desist from using her music immediately.”

    Over the years, the number of artists have spoken out against Trump’s use of their music, including Rihanna, the Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, Neil Young, and the estates of Prince and David Bowie. Most recently, Johnny Marr blasted Trump for using the Smiths’ ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’ at an election rally.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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