As musicians continue to intertwine themselves with the candidates for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, we're seeing a lot of friendly music-and-politics match-ups. (Hello, Katy Perry and Hillary Clinton!) And while there's undoubtedly power in celebrity endorsements of candidates, there's also some weight in celeb denouncements. It seems like Republican hopeful Donald Trump is the one who's getting the brunt of it.
Click through to see the artists who are decrying The Donald.
Katy Perry has been Team Hillary since the primaries, but the most followed person on Twitter threw some major shade as the second presidential debate began, applauding Clinton's decision not to shake her opponent's hand which became one of the most widely speculated moments of the Oct. 9 town hall.
On March 30, YG and Nipsey Hussle unleashed their diss track "FDT." "FDT," of course, stands for "Fuck Donald Trump," and it contains lines like:
“I like white folks, but I don’t like you"
“Don’t let Donald Trump win / That n---a cancer"
"If you vote Trump, then you're probably on dope."
At 2016's SXSW, producer Judd Apatow likened Trump to a contestant on The Bachelor.
"Is the Trump thing scaring you? He’s kind of like the psycho girl on The Bachelor that you don’t want to get kicked out too soon, because she might have sex with somebody in the ocean.But it’s time he doesn’t get the rose."
So many Republicans no longer supporting Tr🤑mp. I may not be conservative but I'm Christian. Thank u for standing by what's morally right.— JOANNE (@ladygaga) October 10, 2016
Mother Monster let her feelings be heard during the second presidential debate on Oct. 9, calling out Trump's bizarre pacing and mannerisms during the town hall and even saying that her religion is dictating to make the right vote.
America Ferrera ran a Huffington Post op-ed titled, "Thank You, Donald Trump." But don't be fooled by the easy-sounding name. The essay is a gigantic back-handed compliment, and she thanks him for his nasty remarks because they are turning Latino voters against him.
After Trump's Mar. 11 rally in Chicago went awry due to a large protest, his son came to his defense on Twitter by bashing the protestors. John Legend had a few words to say about that, and one of those words included racist.
.@DonaldJTrumpJr I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn't complicated.— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 12, 2016
Tip also had some rather vulgar things to say to Trump, so he took to Instagram:
"Donald Trump, this message is for you. My name is Clifford 'T.I.P.' Harris. I say this as nonviolently but unapologetically as possible. F--k you and f--k what you stand for. Nobody who support me will support you."
J. Balvin pulled out of his gig at the Trump-owned Miss America pageant. And shortly after, others followed his lead as NBC said they wouldn't air the pageant. Of course, when Trump hear that, he bought NBC share in the pageant and he now owns 100 percent of it.
Trump Donald made Miley Cyrus burst into tears on March 2 after she saw him posing with big game hunter Rebecca Francis. MC said that she would leave America if he was elected and that he makes her "unbelievably scared." Check out what she had to say on Instagram:
"Yes. That is a tear rolling down my cheek dripping off the end of my nose,. This makes me so unbelievable scared and sad.... Not only for our country but for animals that I love more than anything in this world.... My heart is broken into a 100000 pieces ..... I think I may vomit .... That picture on the right is so disturbing.... YOU are not destiny! It is not your job to decide when a living things life is over .... & YOU DT ARE NOT GOD NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU THINK YOU ARE!!! (& if he doesn't think he is 'God' he thinks he is the fucking chosen one or some shit! We're all just fucking jam between his rich ass toes! Honestly fuck this shit I am moving if this is my president! I don't say things I don't mean! )"
The Instagram image itself:
Demi Lovato sort of subtweeted Trump on March 2 when she went on a Twitter rant about how this election year is like "one big reality show" with a ton of "negative energy." She pointed out that the presidential candidates are more like celebrities than politicians. Of course, Demi has publicly supported Hillary Clinton in the past, and trouncing Trump proves that she still stands the same.
"If we're gonna get technical, all the US Presidential candidates are now 'celebrities,'" she tweeted. "All I'm saying is, the others all have experience being politicians..."
Tolokonnikova told Rolling Stone in February that Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin would get along great, and that they should probably vacation together in Hawaii. Her band, Pussy Riot, of course, has been arrested for speaking out against Putin, so you can probably guess how she feels about Trump based on her comparison.
"I think that he probably could be not-bad comedian, but he couldn't be politician," she told the mag. "I think it will be a disaster if Trump will win the election. I will try to do what I can to prevent it."
Adele hasn't directly called out Trump, but she made her thoughts about him cleared when she asked the Republican to stop using her music for his rallies. Trump had used her song "Rolling in the Deep" for a Jan. 21 event—to which Adele's spokesperson quickly followed up with, "Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning." Oof.
Actually, Azealia Banks says she's voting for Donald Trump in the upcoming election—but not for the reason you'd think. After going on a long tweet-spree about how Trump is better for big business and the economy, she threw in this twisted kicker:
In conclusion, I think Donald trump is evil like America is evil and in order for America to keep up with itself it needs him.— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) February 1, 2016
No surprise here: Michael Moore is not a fan of Donald Trump. After standing outside Trump Tower in NYC with a sign that read "We Are All Muslims," the documentarian penned an open letter to the candidate, saying that, in order to ban Muslims from coming in the U.S., you'll have to ban him first. He also called him a "wuss" and threw this jab in there: "Leave the rest of us alone so we can elect a real president who is both compassionate and strong." Read the rest of the letter here.
J.K. Rowling said Trump was worse than Harry Potter villain Voldemort in December. And for the uninitiated, just know that Voldemort killed Harry Potter's parents and, like, a bunch of other people. When the author found out people were comparing him to Voldemort, she had these choice words to say:
Ellie Goulding is certainly not a fan of The Donald, and her quick one-liners on Twitter prove it.
Donald Trump is the worst I do not say that lightly. Peace 🙏🏼— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) November 23, 2015
The Trump thing is surely beyond a joke now... I don't fancy the apocalypse just yet :-(— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) March 2, 2016
Raven-Symoné says she'll leave the country if Trump is elected. She also decided to stop participating in any discussion of him as a co-host on The View. “The more energy we give that man, the less we hear from the people that actually need to be running the country,” she said in October.
After Trump heard Mac Miller's 2011 track, "Donald Trump," he decided he wanted royalties. A lawsuit never happened, but Mac had some choice words for the candidate on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore:
"The messed up thing is, I don't even know if you're evil. I think you're just such an egomaniacal, attention-thirsty, psychopathic, power-hungry, delusional waste of skin and bones that you'll do, say or allow anything if it means you'll just get one more minute in the limelight."
In an op-ed for Univision in August, Ricky Martin had some scathing words for Trump (translated):
“The fact that a guy like Donald Trump, candidate for president of the United States for the Republican Party, has the guts to continue harassing […] the Latino community makes my blood boil.
“At what point did this character assume that he can make racist, absurd comments – and especially incoherent and ignorant ones – about us Latinos?”
After Trump announced his candidacy at the Trump Towers in July, he made controversial comments about Mexican immigrants, saying "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best ... They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. They're rapists..."
Shakira responded to Trump's candidacy announcement as well:
This is a hateful and racist speech that attempts to divide a country that for years has promoted diversity and democracy! 1/2— Shakira (@shakira) June 30, 2015
After Freddie Gray died in police custody in April of 2015, Baltimore exploded with riots— something unfortunate that Trump tried to pin on President Obama:
Our great African American President hasn't exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2015
Meek Mill spilled out a barrage of tweets against Trump, calling him a racist and saying that he comes from a racist era:
It's clear @realdonaldtrump been racist..saying our "African American president" it's plain to see! We won't miss u when u perish!— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) April 28, 2015
And I don't condone what's going on in Bmore "but" our people has been thru so much pain it's hard to control your emotions!— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) April 28, 2015
And finally, we have Riff Raff, who is moving out of the country no matter what, but specifically to, um...North Korea if Trump wins:
iF TRUMP DOESNT BECOME PRESiDENT iM MOViNG TO NORTH KOREA iF BERNiE iSNT PRESiDENT SOUTH SPAiN HiLARY EAST iTALY TOM CRUiSE WEST AUSTRALiA— JODY HiGHROLLER (@JODYHiGHROLLER) March 1, 2016
LOOK AT HIM, AMERICA. HEAR HIS WORDS. We are at DefCon Level Check Yo'self Before You Wreck Yo'self.— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 10, 2016
The TV producer created a new catchphrase after watching Trump at the second presidential debate.
In an email to Louis C.K.'s subscribers he urged his fans not to vote for Trump:
“Please stop it with voting for Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the ’30s. Do you think they saw the shit coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all."
In a segment on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver claimed that Trump's family name was originally Drumpf. He knocked down Trump's statement that his campaign was completely self-funded. And he also poked fun at Trump's insecurity of his hand size. All while being hilarious of course.
Maná and Los Tigres del Norte used their stage time at the Latin Grammys to stand against Trump, singing "Somos Más Americanos" ("We Are More American"). The lyrics of the song go:
"America was born free, but the man divided it / They drew the line so I could cross it, and then call me an invader."
At the end of the performance, they held up at sign that read, "Latinos unidos no voten por racistas" ("Latinos united. Don't vote for racists").
To follow up Louis C.K.'s comparison to Hitler, Sarah Silverman dressed up as the Nazi on Conan to make a point:
“Don’t get me wrong, Conan, I agree with a lot he says—a lot. Like 90 percent of what he says, I’m like ‘This guy gets it!'... I have to be honest: Trump, he's starting to make me rethink some of the things I've done... Ahh, who am I kiddin', I gotta be me! Right?"
After Trump's announcement for his candidacy in June, Jeezy went on a Twitter rant about his infamous comments about Mexicans:
We don't need @DonaldTrump representing us as americans. His hatred in his most recent statements shows he's not a legitimate candidate.— Young Jeezy (@Jeezy) July 20, 2015
He's just making a mockery of the presidential candidacy to help build his personal brand.— Young Jeezy (@Jeezy) July 20, 2015
Our latino brothers and sisters are a big part of this country and shouldn't be used as your agenda.— Young Jeezy (@Jeezy) July 20, 2015
The alt-rock act brought the election to their music with "Million Dollar Loan," a song that frontman Ben Gibbard calls out one of Trump's most ludicrous remarks. He explained in the description of the YouTube video:
"Lyrically, ‘Million Dollar Loan’ deals with a particularly tone deaf moment in Donald Trump's ascent to the Republican nomination. While campaigning in New Hampshire last year, he attempted to cast himself as a self-made man by claiming he built his fortune with just a ‘small loan of a million dollars’ from his father. Not only has this statement been proven to be wildly untrue, he was so flippant about it. It truly disgusted me. Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he is unworthy of the honor and responsibility of being President of the United States of America, and in no way, shape or form represents what this country truly stands for. He is beneath us."
The song is the first contribution in the 30 Songs, 30 Days project. Learn more about that here.
"The worst problem I see about Trump is who his followers are. I actually feel bad for them, because they're poor, working-class people who can't get a leg up. They're pissed off and he's preyed on their anger. He just said, 'You have no options and I'm the only one, and I'm going to take care of it myself.' I mean, that's fucking Hitler, man!"
In the caption of a photo of Donald Trump puckering up next to a woman, the actress bravely shared a story where she says an ex-boyfriend, in fact, "grabbed me under my skirt by my vagina— my pussy?—and lifted me up off the floor, literally." She further explained, "That part of my body, which the current Presidential Nominee of the United States Donald Trump recently described as something he’d like to grab a woman by, was bruised from my ex-boyfriend's violence for at least the next week."
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