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Trump is a highly controversial political figure, and it’s no surprise that there are many famous musicians who hate Trump who used their platform to speak out against his election campaign. As Trump announced his intentions to run for re-election, many of these musicians became even more vocal about their Trump hatred, and some of the things they said may surprise you.
Read on to discover all the famous musicians who hate Trump, as well as see some of their choice words aimed toward the former president.
1. Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen has been very open about his hatred of the former Republican president, especially about using his song “Born in the U.S.A.” at rallies. While he didn’t send a cease-and-desist letter, he did openly endorse Hilary Clinton and has made other disparaging comments about the former president.
2. Jack Black
Many people may not realize that Jack Black is not only a famous actor but also a musician. Formed in 1994 with Kyle Gass, Black plays guitar and sings in a band called Tenacious D. Over the years, Jack Black has made his hatred of Trump known, even calling him a “piece of [expletive]” during his Walk of Fame ceremony.
Cher has long made it known that she is a Democrat, and, as expected, she is one of the famous musicians who hate Trump. She has often spoken negatively about him.
4. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande has made it very clear on her Instagram that she is one of the famous musicians who hate Trump. In a recent post, she urged her fans to oppose his re-election campaign. We expect these anti-Trump posts to increase as the 2024 election season begins.
5. Snoop Dogg
Everyone knows that 4/20 is definitely not something Trump will support in his next presidential campaign, which explains why Snoop Dogg is one of the famous musicians who hate Trump. While we are sure there are reasons beyond weed that Snoop hates the former president, we know this is a major factor for the famous rapper.
6. Barbra Streisand
Barbara Streisand summed up her feelings in a pre-election interview when she talked about Trump and his supposed genetics: “[Trump’s] putting his foot in his mouth every day now, so I’m so happy… Our genetic makeup is 99.9 percent identical to every other person on the face of the earth. Isn’t that incredible? The other .1 percent is Donald Trump… I hope that in a few months, I’ll be singing it for the next President Clinton.”
While Barbara didn’t get to sing for Clinton, maybe she can hold out hope to sing for another Democratic president in the coming election.
7. David Crosby
The late David Crosby is yet another of the famous musicians who hate Trump. He said the following about Trump before he died: “He’s an evil ba*****. He’s done an enormous amount of harm. He ripped the scab off of the racism in this country so that people have to look at it, and maybe that’s actually a bad guy causing a good thing to happen.”
Eminem took hating Trump to a new level in a freestyle video he made in 2018. In the video, he talks about pouring hot coffee on the former president and the fact that Trump may have almost caused a nuclear holocaust during his presidency.
Related: 45 Interesting Facts About Eminem
9. Ricky Martin
Singer Ricky Martin has always felt marginalized by Trump, which led to him saying the following during Trump’s election campaign in 2016: “The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party, has the audacity to continue to gratuitously harass the Latin community makes my blood boil.”
10. Neil Young
Similar to Bruce Springsteen, Trump has always liked using Neil Young’s music at his political rallies. Neil even did take the step of attempting to sue him for the action.
11. Marilyn Manson
Marilyn Manson has long been known for his alternative music, but even he is part of the famous musicians who hate Trump. Although Trump hasn’t played any Marilyn Manson songs at his rallies (and we don’t expect him to), Manson has taken it upon himself to make his displeasure with the former president known in a song where he alludes to beheading Trump, “Say10.”
12. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is a huge part of the movement against Trump, often speaking against him both on stage and online. As a result of the January 6th White House attack, she posted the following on her Twitter: “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? When the looting starts, the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November.”
Shakira was born in Colombia and has been outspoken in response to Trump’s treatment of Latin Americans, often posting about it on her Twitter.
Singer Moby is an animal rights activist and has always spoken against the US government. In 2017, Moby released a music video that showed exactly how he felt about the former president, as he had him turning into money, which rolled into a giant swastika. At the end of the video, the world is left in desolation.
15. Mac Miller
Mac Miller sadly died during Trump’s presidency, but before his death, he made it clear he was one of the many famous musicians who hate Trump. He would often appear on talk shows calling Trump a “maniac,” among other names.
Related: How Did Mac Miller Die?
16. Big Sean
Big Sean joined Eminem among the famous musicians who hate Trump Club when he wrote a rap about murdering Trump in 2017. While the song is a bit violent for our tastes, at least Big Sean makes his feelings known.
Hate of Trump is widespread, especially in countries that aren’t America (though it is widespread here too!) In the UK, Adele is one of the most famous musicians who hate Trump, especially considering he used her music without permission for political rallies.
Related: 20 Best Adele Songs
Rihanna, another immigrant to America, has always made her distaste for the former president known. During the Trump presidency, she tweeted the following: “Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!”
19. Pearl Jam
Rock band Pearl Jam released a poster in 2018 showing the White House on fire. The image also depicts a bald eagle picking the meat off the bones of a skeleton. The skeleton has the same hair as Trump, so there’s no question about how Pearl Jam feels about the former president.
Related: 21 Facts About Pearl Jam
20. Paul McCartney
On his 2018 solo album Egypt Station, Paul McCartney of The Beatles released a song titled “Despite Repeated Warnings.” The song references an insane captain and includes lyrics such as, “those who shout the loudest, may not always be the smartest” and “despite repeated warnings of dangers up ahead, the captain won’t be listening to what’s been said.”
The song’s mission is directed toward world leaders completely disregarding the signs of global warming. When McCartney was asked if the song was about anyone in particular, McCartney responded, “Well, I mean obviously it’s Trump…there’s plenty of them about. He’s not the only one.”
21. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has never hidden how she felt about Donald Trump, often using expletives to describe him both in person and on social media. The good news is that Miley can buy herself flowers, so it’s not like she needs the former president to approve of her anyway.
Electronic musician Zedd took a stance on Trump when he spoke about him in an interview with Billboard Zedd said the following: “I am just really nervous, I’m not going to lie. I think literally any living, or not living, organism would be more fit for the job than Trump…I can’t stop but think: We live in a country with 350 million people and this is what we have to choose between? This is really the top of the crop? Our best options? It is quite a depressing thought to me.”
23. Lady Gaga
Unsurprisingly, Lady Gaga is anti-Trump. She is specifically vocal about his policies toward the gay and transgender community.
T.I. has been among the famous musicians who hate Trump since before the election in 2016 when he posted on his Instagram that he would move to Canada if Trump were elected. Of course, he didn’t actually move to Canada, but he did make a Trump as the Joker meme in response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
25. Win Butler
Winn Butler of Arcade Fire has been very outspoken in regard to his hatred of Trump, stating that his presidency would be devastating for millions of Americans. Lucky for Winn, he’s part Canadian, so he was actually able to leave the country following the 2016 election.
26. John Legend
John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, have both been open about their distaste for Trump. They both hope that the four children they have together can grow up in a world that isn’t ruled by someone they see as a bigot.
27. Brian May
Brian May of Queen is another musician who has been angered by Trump’s usage of his band’s music at rallies.
28. Demi Lovato
Between her bouts of struggling with mental illness and her Bipolar diagnosis, Demi Lovato has stated that she is one of many famous musicians who hate Trump and that she hopes that Americans will push themselves to be better in the future—by not letting someone she refers to as a ‘Nazi’ lead the country.
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith has also made his dislike of Trump known to the world. He and his band made it clear in both 2015 and 2018 when Steven Tyler demanded that Trump stop using their music at rallies.
30. Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has often compared Trump to Hitler in interviews. He even mentioned that he feels bad for Trump fans, as they are just angry people who want to get ahead in life, and Trump is the one leading them astray.
31. John Fogerty
Most famous for his work with the band Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty opposed Trump using the band’s music during his presidency. He even went so far as to open a TikTok supporting Trump’s rival Biden in 2020.
32. Eddy Grant
Musician Eddy Grant joined the list of famous musicians who hate Trump when he submitted a copyright complaint in response to Trump using one of his songs in a political video. The complaint worked, and Trump was forced to take the video down.
33. Ellie Goulding
“Love Me Like You Do” singer Ellie Goulding was well known for her dislike of Trump all through his election and presidency, often tweeting her distaste. Some of her tweets even insinuated that Trump would be the one to usher in the apocalypse, which, luckily, didn’t happen.
34. Linkin Park
Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, unfortunately took his own life before the end of Trump’s presidency. His bandmates were appalled when a fan used “In the End” for a Trump reelection campaign video. They immediately sent a cease-and-desist order, and the video was eventually removed from the internet as Chester Bennington was very vocal about his hatred of Trump, often saying he was a threat to America.
35. Katy Perry
Katy Perry has always been a Hillary Clinton supporter, so we aren’t surprised she is one of the famous musicians who hate Trump. She even tweeted during his campaign that Trump lived in his “own reality” and that she hoped people would show up to vote—even if they were naked.
36. Guns N’Roses
Axl Rose, the Guns N’Roses frontman, was upset when Trump used his song (even though it was a Paul McCartney cover, “Live and Let Die”) as part of his campaign to oppose mask mandates. Trump was prohibited from using the song going forward, and Rose created an anti-Trump campaign using the lyrics to raise money for COVID-19 research.
Last on our list of famous musicians who hate Trump is Bono, the U2 leader and famous philanthropist. Over the years, he has often referred to Trump as a man who has “hijacked” America, comparing him to a casino owner. We find this a bit funny since Trump’s hotel in Vegas is notably NOT a casino, and U2 is the one who hijacked all our Apple devices when his album was downloaded without our permission in the early ’00s.
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