Sinéad O'Connor's Estate Demands 'Biblical Devil' Donald Trump Stop Using Her Music at Rallies

Trump played O'Connor's classic "Nothing Compares 2 U" last month at a campaign event in Maryland

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Sinéad O'Connor in February 2020; Donald Trump in February 2024

The estate of late singer Sinéad O'Connor is furious at Donald Trump.

On Monday, they issued a joint statement alongside her longtime record label Chrysalis condemning the use of her 1990 classic "Nothing Compares 2 U" during the former president's campaign rallies, BBC News reports.

Trump, 77, had played the Prince-penned song during his campaign rally on Feb. 24 at CPAC in Oxon Hill, Maryland, alongside songs including ABBA's "Dancing Queen," Johnny Cash’s "Ring of Fire, Elvis Presley’s "Suspicious Minds," as well as a version of the Star-Spangled Banner performed by defendants arrested for their roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection, per The Guardian.

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O'Connor's estate said it was "no exaggeration to say that Sinéad would have been disgusted, hurt, and insulted" by Trump — who is competing against Nikki Haley for the Republican party's 2024 presidential nomination — using her music.

"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 joint statement reads.

It continues: "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'."

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Sinéad O'Connor

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

Many other artists have called out Trump's use of their music throughout his 2024 campaign efforts.

In January, Johnny Marr of The Smiths spoke out against Trump playing the band's hit song "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" during his rallies.

The Rolling StonesPharrell WilliamsLinkin Park, Village People and Tom Petty's estate have issued cease and desists to Trump.

In 2015, Trump notably clashed with R.E.M. for using their song “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” and Neil Young for his song “Rockin’ In the Free World.”

The following year, Aerosmith‘s frontman Steven Tyler took aim at Trump for using their hit “Dream On” as a part of his campaign efforts.

<p>Joe Scarnici/Getty</p> Steven Tyler in Los Angeles in April 2022

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Steven Tyler in Los Angeles in April 2022

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Months later, Williams demanded that his music never be used at rallies after Trump played his hit “Happy” at one the Saturday following the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that killed 11 people and injured six others.

By November 2018, Rihanna discovered that the president had been playing her songs during his political rallies and also condemned his use of her music.

In June 2019, Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon Osbourne said that they did not grant Trump permission to use "Crazy Train."

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