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Sinéad O'Connor's estate slams Donald Trump for using 'Nothing Compares 2 U' at rallies

Sinéad O'Connor's estate has demanded former President Donald Trump stop using her music at his campaign rallies.

via: THR

The campaign for Trump, who is a lock for the Republican Party nomination for the presidency after blowing past his primary competition, played the song — written by Prince for his band, The Family, and later rearranged in a cover by the Irish singer-songwriter — at rallies in North Carolina and Maryland last week. Using the 1990 hit from O’Connor, who was known equally for the track as she was for her political activism, brought a harsh rebuke in a joint statement from her label and estate that was widely published on Monday.

“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,” reads the statement, obtained by the Associated Press and other outlets. “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. 

“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.”

O’Connor died in June of natural causes. She was 56 years old. During an interview published by Hot Press just a few weeks ahead of Trump’s 2020 re-election loss, the singer referred to the U.S. president as a “biblical devil” and then went on about how she felt he is unfit to serve. 

“American people; it’s a double-edged sword,” she told the magazine. “Their greatest blessing is their greatest curse. Their national trait is kindness and now perhaps they’re being too kind. They should be non-violently dragging him out of the office. They should be going to him — like they did with Nixon — and saying, ‘You’re not fit for the f—ing office, get out.'”

O’Connor spoke out against powerful institutions throughout her career. Years ahead of the uncovering of widespread child abuse within the Catholic Church, the singer tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II after an a capella performance of “War” on Saturday Night Live. “Fight the real enemy,” she declared in front of a stunned audience. 

Did they run out of Kid Rock and Morgan Wallen songs to use?

Sinead is someone who is against everything Trump and his short bus slow administration stands for. Also, the O'Connor estate shouldn't be the only ones going in on Trump. Prince's estate should send a cease and desist as well since it's technically his song.

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