Donald Trump Wins Presidential Race: Musicians and Celebs React

Donald Trump in 2016
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016 in Hempstead, N.Y.

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.

"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


An early morning tube to America on the dawn of a new president #bryanadamsgetup

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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

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