By Christina Guessferd 2/4/2016
Adele is telling politicians to say “goodbye” to her music.
The international artist made it clear Monday that none of the American presidential candidates have permission to use her songs—a statement likely directed at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump who has been using the singer’s hits as his “warm-up” at campaign rallies.
“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” an Adele spokesperson told the UK’s Independent.
The billionaire real estate magnate was playing “Rolling in the Deep” and the Bond “Skyfall” theme to pump up the crowds, but it was only when outraged Adele fans turned to social media and urged the British musician to ban Trump from using her music that she became aware of the appropriation.
Identifying herself as a “Labour girl” in a 2011 statement, the Grammy-winning superstar has made a point to stay out of politics.
Adele is just one of many artists who have denied association with the presidential candidate.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler ordered Trump to stop using the band’s ballad “Dream On” at campaign events. Tyler’s attorneys sent the Republican a cease-and-desist letter stating, “Trump for president does not have our client’s permission” to use the song.
“It gives the false impression that [Tyler] is connected with or endorses Mr. Trump’s presidential bid,” the letter continued.
Days later, Trump spoke out on Twitter to ensure that he did have the legal right to use the song, but he had a “better one to take its place.”