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Donald Trump called on by Sinéad O’Connor estate to stop using her music

Sinéad O’Connor must have felt "disgusted, hurt," at "biblical devil" Donald Trump for using her music

By Web Desk
March 04, 2024
Sinéad OConnor sings during a gathering. Donald trump gestures during a political event. — AFP/File
Sinéad O'Connor sings during a gathering. Donald trump gestures during a political event. — AFP/File

Sinéad O'Connor's estate has stated that she would have been "disgusted, hurt, and insulted" given that her rendition of Nothing Compares 2 U was played at Donald Trump's political rallies.

In an official statement, the record label Chrysalis Records and the estate of the late Irish singer ordered that the former US president "desist from using her music immediately", according to The Guardian.

It stated that O'Connor, who passed away in July of last year at the age of 56, adhered to a "fierce moral code" and had called Trump the "biblical devil" in the past.

The statement said: “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. 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 Sinead 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,” it added.

In 1990, O'Connor rose to fame with her rendition of Nothing Compares 2 U, which spent weeks at the top of the UK charts.

The singer, who was born in Dublin, was also well-known for being candid about her battles with mental illness. It was claimed that her criticism of the Catholic church had a significant impact on the transformation of Ireland.

On July 26, 2023, a coroner found that she had passed away at home in southeast London due to natural causes.