Elton John: ‘Donald Trump Music Ban Is Not Personal’
Sir Elton John insists his decision to stop U.S. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump from using his music in political campaigns was “nothing personal.” The British singer’s tracks “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer” were used by the controversial Republican during his campaign rallies, and John’s team issued a statement earlier this month to distance him from the businessman.
They told WENN, “Elton’s music has not been requested for use in any official capacity by Donald Trump. Any use of his music should not be seen as an endorsement of Donald Trump by Elton.” The singer has now spoken about his decision to stop Trump using his music, telling Britain’s Guardian newspaper, “I don’t really want my music to be involved in anything to do with an American election campaign. I’m British. I’ve met Donald Trump, he was very nice to me, it’s nothing personal, his political views are his own, mine are very different, I’m not a Republican in a million years.” He added Trump should ask outspoken Republican stars such as Ted Nugent, saying, “Why not ask Ted f**king Nugent? Or one of those f**king country stars? They’ll do it for you.” Adele, Neil Young, Aerosmith, and R.E.M. have also spoken out after Trump used their music at rallies.