Sinead O’Connor’s heirs express outrage at Trump's use of song

The heirs of the renowned Irish singer Sinead O’Connor have voiced their displeasure at former U.S. President Donald Trump for using the artist's iconic song in his campaign. The heirs remarked, "Sinead referred to him as a 'giant demon.'"

Publication: 05.03.2024 - 14:30
Sinead O’Connor’s heirs express outrage at Trump's use of song
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Since last year’s passing of the globally acclaimed Irish Muslim singer Sinead O'Connor, her heirs are now confronting Donald Trump, who is vying for the Republican Party's nomination in the upcoming presidential elections. They demand he cease using O'Connor's famous track "Nothing Compares 2 U" for his political campaign.

At a rally in Maryland last month, Trump played "Nothing Compares 2 U," one of O'Connor's most famous songs. The heirs underscored that O'Connor, during her lifetime, had labeled Trump a "giant demon" and insisted that his campaign should not feature her song. O'Connor's heirs and Chrysalis Records stated the joint statement: "Sinead O’Connor lived her life guided by principles of honesty, kindness, justice, and compassion. Learning that Donald Trump has been using her iconic song 'Nothing Compares 2 U' at his political rallies has outraged us. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Sinead, who once described him as a ‘giant demon,’ would have been disgusted, hurt, and felt insulted by the use of her music by such a person. As guardians of her legacy, we demand that Donald Trump and his supporters immediately cease using Sinead’s music."The rally on February 24, where Trump appeared, also featured tracks like Abba’s "Dancing Queen," Johnny Cash’s "Ring of Fire," and Elvis Presley’s "Suspicious Minds."

"Nothing Compares 2 U," penned by Prince and performed by Sinead O’Connor, topped the UK music charts for four weeks in 1990, catapulting the singer to international fame. The song was a defining hit of the 1990s, and news of O'Connor's death in July last year left fans worldwide in mourning, with an autopsy later revealing she died of natural causes.

In 2018, the Irish singer announced her conversion to Islam, adopting the name Shuhada’ Sadaqat, although she continued to use Sinead O’Connor professionally. A year before her death, O’Connor faced the tragedy of losing her 17-year-old son to suicide, a devastating blow for the mother of four.

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