Sinead O’Connor’s estate asks Donald Trump to stop playing her music at rallies

Sinead – dressed in a red hijab says she wears the hijab when she feels like it after converting to Islam in 2018 (Picture:

Sinead O’Connor’s estate of has asked Donald Trump not to play her music at campaign rallies, saying the late singer considered the former president a “biblical devil.”

Trump has played O’Connor’s biggest hit, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” at events as he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination.

In a joint statement, O’Connor’s estate and her record label, Chrysalis, demanded Trump “desist from using her music immediately.”

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,” the statement said.

“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.”

Fiery and outspoken, O’Connor who had converted to Islam was a critic of the Roman Catholic Church well before allegations of sexual abuse were widely reported and was open about her mental health struggles.Bottom of Form

She was found unresponsive at her London home in July and pronounced dead at the scene. A coroner ruled that she died of natural causes.

O’Connor joins a growing list of artists who have objected to Trump using their songs, including Rihanna, Neil Young, Linkin Park, the late Tom Petty and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.

Sinead O’Connor opened on becoming a Muslim, saying she found ‘home’ in the religion. The 52-year-old ‘reverted’ to Islam in 2018, changing her name to Shuhada Sadaqat.

And making her live comeback on RTE’s The Late Late Show, the Nothing Compares 2 U singer explained why she converted to Islam after a conflicted journey with Christianity.The star said that she had been studying the scriptures of various religions, but never thought she would prescribe to any one religion.

Sinead continued: ‘I left Islam until last because I had so much prejudice about Islam. It’s a way of thinking. You could almost be a Muslim without actually being a Muslim. A Muslim is only a person who believes that nothing in the universe should be worshipped except God.

‘In the same way I would have embraced Christianity, there’s things I like and there’s things I don’t like and things I identify with and things I don’t identify with. But I really felt, oh my god, I’m home.’

Speaking about her decision to wear the hijab, Sinead said: ‘I wear it when I feel like it. There’s no rules as such. I would associate myself with the sufi element of Islam.

‘I’m not required at my age to wear the hijab. I wear it because I like it. To me the hijab is like when I used to wear a crucifix.’

Sinead had taken a few years away from music and touring after battling depression, but is returning to the live scene, with her first big comeback at the Feile in Tipperary later this month.

And speaking about her wellbeing, the mother-of-four said: ‘I actually feel about 17. My experience of ageing is that while my body is getting older, I’m getting younger. I’m really proud of it, I don’t know why but I’m really proud I’m 52.’