Sinéad O’Connor Estate Orders Trump to Quit Using Her Music “Immediately”

Sinéad O’Connor Estate Orders Trump to Quit Using Her Music “Immediately”

Sinéad O’Connor’s estate has issued a stern message to Donald Trump from beyond the grave: “Fuck Donald Trump.”

In a powerful statement released on Monday by O’Connor’s estate and her longtime label, Chrysalis Records, Trump was demanded to cease using her music after featuring her iconic cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U” during recent rallies in Maryland and North Carolina.

The joint statement emphasized O’Connor’s lifelong commitment to honesty, kindness, fairness, and decency toward others, expressing outrage at Trump’s use of her performance for his political events.

“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 read, conveying O’Connor’s disdain for being associated with someone she deemed a ‘biblical devil.’

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

O’Connor, known for her dynamic voice and outspoken advocacy against oppressive systems like sexism, racism, and war, rose to superstardom but sacrificed commercial success to expose the rampant child abuse within the Catholic Church. Notably, during a Saturday Night Live performance in October 1992, she tore a picture of Pope John Paul II after singing Bob Marley’s “War,” drawing immense controversy.

Following this incident and subsequent public backlash, O’Connor retreated from public life. Her passing on July 26 from natural causes marked the end of a tumultuous journey, exacerbated by the tragic suicide of her 17-year-old son Shane.

O’Connor’s estate’s demand adds her to the list of musicians who have explicitly distanced themselves from Trump, including The Beatles, Adele, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, and many others, illustrating the widespread rejection of Trump’s use of their music for political purposes.