Neil Young to Donald Trump: 'F--- you'

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Neil Young Not A Fan Of Donald Trump


Neil Youngwants to settle this once and for all: he doesn't support Donald Trump and he insisted the Republican presidential candidate stop playing his music at campaign rallies. And if doesn't get through, he's issued a "f--- you, Donald Trump" just to be sure.

The veteran Canadian rocker has made his thoughts crystal clear on the American businessman and politician, while removing any doubt over his own political leanings.

Young was chastised byDavid Crosby after Reuters last month published an article which claimed Young was fine with Trump using his music. "He actually got a license to use it," Young was quoted as saying. "I mean, he said he did and I believe him. So I got nothing against him. You know, once the music goes out, everybody can use it for anything."

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 20: Pegi Young and Neil Young (L-R) perform at the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 20, 2012 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 20: Pegi Young (L) and Neil Young perform with Native Americans as part of the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 20, 2012 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
Folk and rock legend Neil Young poses with his wife Pegi as they arrive for a special New York screening of the film "Neil Young: Heart of Gold", Thursday, Feb 9, 2006. The film, directed by Jonathan Demme, is an intimate musical portrait of Young filmed at the world premiere of the singer's Prairie Wind concert held in Nashville, Tn. last year. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Neil Young (L) and Pegi Young arrive at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
Pegi Young & The Survivors perform with her husband Neil Young during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2012 file photo Neil Young, right, and Willie Nelson perform during the Farm Aid 2012 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa. Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast said Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 that Nelson and Young will headline a concert on Sept. 27 on a farm near Neligh in northeast Nebraska. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow, left, and honoree Neil Young at the Producers and Engineers of The Academy's 7th Annual Grammy Week Event, at The Village Recording Studios, on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in West Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)
Musician Neil Young talks with farmers and reporters during a press conference prior to the start of the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
Neil Young performs with his wife's band Pegi Young & The Survivors during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
Musician Neil Young performs with his band Crazy Horse at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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"When I discovered that the candidate first used my song at his campaign launch , my management called his office and immediately requested he stop. We thought he had. But now, unfortunately, I understand he is still using it," Young writes in a Facebook post.

"Though there is a considerable legal difference between obtaining music rights for commercial use and obtaining a license agreement for public venues (When licensing music for public events - artists permission is not required) I believe using an artists work for a specific politicians campaign represents 'implied consent,'" he adds.

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Young, an outspoken supporter of Bernie Sanders, took a swipe at Reuters for "purposely misleading" its readers. And for good measure, he reiterates that he doesn't "endorse hate, bigotry, childish name calling, the superficiality of celebrity or ignorance."

Young makes his point without ambiguity in a video attached to the bottom of the message. In it, Young blasts a few lines of "Rockin' in the Free World" and hollers into the mic, "F--- you, Donald Trump." See Young's Facebook post below.


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