Donald Trump Wins Presidential Race: Musicians and Celebs React
Donald Trump’s election win has been met with shock and disbelief (and in some cases stunned silence) from many in music and entertainment circles.
The Republican candidate stormed to victory early Wednesday (Nov. 9), despite his rival Hillary Clinton enjoying campaign support from a galaxy of stars, from Beyonce and Jay Z, to Adele, Katy Perry, Jon Bon Jovi and Lady Gaga.
The race was on a knife-edge through the day, stunning pollsters and Democrats, many of whom had predicted a win for Clinton’s team.
Musicians and celebs turned to social media to share their thoughts as Trump edged ahead and sealed victory.
Read comments from Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Cher, Prince Royce and many more below.
Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us.— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 9, 2016
I always thought goodness was true. tonight I realize HOW the Majority of our country REALLY thinks. I cant process https://t.co/7CnhaD46x2— India.Arie (@indiaarie) November 9, 2016
This is an unbelievably sad night for our country and for the whole world.— Colbie Caillat (@ColbieCaillat) November 9, 2016
not my president— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) November 9, 2016
I have never been more nervous/scared in my life. #ElectionNight— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) November 9, 2016
Mediates. Waits. Keeps Cool. @ United States https://t.co/rXyQCb8TDE— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) November 9, 2016
Don't recognize this country tonight. If Trump wins, get ready 2 lose a lot of money tomorrow followed by a lot of rights for the next 4 yrs— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 9, 2016
IF--WINS,HE WILL STILL BE WHAT HE IS NOW…A PETTY VENGEFUL,COWARD‼️AS GERMANY WAS IN THE 30′s, THERES AN ANGER,A RAGE, THAT HAS CONSUMED OUR----— Cher (@cher) November 9, 2016
well this is utterly terrifying— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 9, 2016
Gonna cry my false eye lashes off tonight. ❤️--------— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 9, 2016
I said BREATHE. (I am talking to myself too, y'know) https://t.co/h4hApps12i— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016
Ashamed of you right now. Ashamed.— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) November 9, 2016
I truly cannot visualize the rambling, incoherent creature I saw at the debates now addressing the nation from the Oval Office.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) November 9, 2016
nailed it https://t.co/e9FvrW1WzK— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) November 9, 2016
Not good. https://t.co/tlBAQF2jtn— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) November 9, 2016
If you didn't vote fuck ALL THE WAY OFF!!!! Goodnight America.— Bob The Drag Queen (@thatonequeen) November 9, 2016
i'm too over/underwhelmed tonight by digital graphs stained with blood, portraying the lust for white supremacy in america.— Le1f (@le1f) November 9, 2016
A true American Horror Story— Cheyenne Jackson (@cheyennejackson) November 9, 2016
"It is disappointing, sad and frightening that someone who has been so hateful and has no qualifications to be President has been elected. We can only hope that if he cares about our country, he really does serve as the president of all of us in this nation, that he abandons the hate speeches and the bullying and assembles an excellent group of advisors that can help him govern . . . but really all we can truly do is pray that he becomes a different president than who he has been as a candidate." - Prince Royce
Everyone into childs pose.— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) November 9, 2016
Help.— Kirk Franklin (@kirkfranklin) November 9, 2016
I'm so afraid of what is about to happen.— India.Arie (@indiaarie) November 9, 2016
I feel like America just sent in our tuition check for Trump University.— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 9, 2016
This is an embarrassing night for America. We've let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We've let a bully set our course. I'm devastated.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 9, 2016
Donald Trump has won. Now is a test of everyone's faith and character. #GodBeWithUs— ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (@ADtheBAND) November 9, 2016
I was gonna stress myself to sleep. But fuck that (I'm cussing sorry) I'm NOT letting this stress me out one bit. Don't get me wrong I am MAD AS HELL. But I have to practice what I preach. The amount of time I devote to meditating and not letting speculation or bad energy rule my life---for me to just spazz out would be counter productive. I'll be honest I went through 6 drafts of this. Erasing every last word cause I didn't even believe it as i typed it. I'm just saying: I got a laundry list to the top of Mt Fuji of things I've overcome and still managed to survive---I'm just praying whatever strength I was given to make it through the hard times of yesteryear, that this strength and power revive me and all of my people (women, those of different religious background, LGBTQIAs, prisoners, the poor, the imm---look it's 4am...---I don't feel like doing an 8th draft---some of my friends gonna be angry as all hell. Some will point fingers---nevermind....I got nothing. Right now. ---nothing