Ahead of 2016 Presidential Election, Here's a List of Republican & Democrat Musicians
With American voters deciding who will be the next U.S. president by Nov. 2016, many musicians are making their political voices heard for this election season.
Read through this list of Republican and Democrat musicians. Anyone surprise you?
Important caveat: This information is taken from their statements about recent elections, but may not represent all of their viewpoints.
After endorsing Mitt Romney in 2012, Ted Nugent has been outspoken on his thoughts regarding Trump. In a statement given on Facebook, Nugent writes, “Donald Trump is the hell raiser America has needed for a very longtime.”
Tweeting at Trump, he writes, “Does America want to have a president who FOLLOWS or someone who leads? I vote For @realdonaldtrump.”
After stating back in 2013 that he’s “embarrassed to be a Republican,” the conservative singer, who backed Romney, said “I’m digging Trump,” in a Rolling Stone interview. He continues, “My feeling: let the motherf---king business guy run it like a f---king business. And his campaign has been entertaining as shit.”
The Las Vegas showman voiced his support for Trump on the segment “Fox and Friends." “I love Donald and he would make a great president.” he explains. “He tells the truth.”
In a Reuters phone interview, Lynn is reported as saying, “Trump has sold me -- what more can I say?” She adds, “I just think he’s the only one who’s going to turn this country around.”
The rapper is most likely not a Republican, but in a rapidfire Twitter session, Azealia Banks announced that she was officially voting for Trump. “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.”
- Bruce Springsteen:
The long-time liberal icon has been an outspoken supporter of President Barack Obama. He also famously criticized President Ronald Reagan for citing his name and song “Born in the U.S.A.” to rally Republican voters in 1984.
- Dixie Chicks
Who could forget Dixie Chicks' headline-making statements about President Bush?
Performing at Hillary Clinton’s Iowa City rally, Lovato explained that she was voting for Clinton because of “her beliefs, her strength and the fact that she completely embodies the concept of women empowerment.”
"GOP treats Mr. Obama the way they treated FDR in WWII. They did everything they could to ensure an Allied loss," Midler tweeted in 2013. After the 2016 Iowa Caucus, Midler tweeted, “Today Iowa helps us decide, how seriously we have to continue to take Donald Trump. I can’t stop drinking about it!”
Penning an essay for Rolling Stone, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea advocated for Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential candidate. He wrote, “The candidate who actually represents the well-being of human beings in the United States and cares about people is Bernie Sanders, and that’s why I stand by him.”
Longtime Democrat and fervent political tweeter, Cher is most definitely voting for Hillary. “Voting 4 Hillary. She’s Smart, Strong & Uniquely Qualified 4 POTUS!! ITS WAY PAST TIME 4 A WOMAN!!”
For months, Killer Mike has been rallying behind Bernie Sanders. From commending the senator on late night talk shows to performing at Sanders’ Iowa rally, Killer Mike is a staunch fan.
After expressing his support towards Bernie Sanders on social media, Calle 13's frontman René Pérez "Residente" announced he was joining the presidential hopeful during a rally in the Bronx. "For over 30 years, Bernie Sanders has been pleading for the hard workers and the lower classes of the USA," tweeted the Puerto Rican singer.
Hillary Clinton joined the "Vivir Mi Vida" singer onstage during a concert in Miami last October. "This is like family," Marc Anthony said. "I want to recognize someone who came to the concert tonight." The Democrat candidate then tweeted a photo with Anthony asking supporters to join "Latinos For Hillary."
The Puerto Rican singer endorsed Clinton via social media. "Proud to support Hillary Clinton, a Latina at heart."
Cobra Starship's frontman is supporting Bernie Sanders in this election. The Uruguayan-American singer tweeted, "BERNIE SANDERS IS THE ONE FOR ME," including a video of actress Sarah Silverman endorsing the Vermont senator.