Rachel Platten Not Happy The Piano Guys Played 'Fight Song' at Trump's Inaugural Ball

Months after her hit "Fight Song" became a kind of unofficial anthem of Democrat Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign, singer Rachel Platten was upset to hear that the track was performed on Friday night (Jan. 20) by The Piano Guys at President Donald Trump's Freedom Ball. She tweeted her distaste for the news and the group responded that their performance was not political and acknowledged that Platten had not given them the go-ahead.

Just hours after Trump took the oath of office in Washington, Platten tweeted, "While I respect the office of the President of the United States and the peaceful transfer of power," she clarified that she did not give the group permission to sing her empowerment anthem.

The Utah-based group that became popular thanks to YouTube videos featuring covers of classical compositions and songs by Adele, Elvis and religious music, responded by saying their mash-up of "Fight Song" and "Amazing Grace" was meant to be non-partisan and was admittedly not endorsed by Platten.

 

Here's the Piano Guys performing on Friday for Trump.

 

And here is the all-star video of artists singing "Fight Song" in support of Clinton's campaign.

 

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