31 Times Donald Trump Has Tweeted About Pop Stars, From Taylor Swift to Katy Perry

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Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is no stranger to voicing his opinions on the internet -- even when it comes to pop music.

Despite being called out by many musicians for his political views and his use of their songs during his rallies without permission, the candidate doesn't shy away from responding to their criticism and stirring up controversy of his own.


Going back as early as 2011, we take a look at Trump's thoughts on musicians over the years, from his input on the infamous Solange/Jay Z elevator incident to his suspicions surrounding Katy Perry's marriage to Russell Brand. (Oh, and he thinks Taylor Swift is "terrific.")

Katy Perry

I like Russell Brand, but Katy Perry made a big mistake when she married him. Let's see if I'm right---I hope not.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2011

.@katyperry Katy, what the hell were you thinking when you married loser Russell Brand. There is a guy who has got nothing going, a waste!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2014

.@katyperry is no bargain but I don't like John Mayer--he dates and tells--be careful Katy (just watch!).

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2012

Taylor Swift

@taylorswift13 Thanks for the beautiful picture--- you are fantastic!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2012

Glad to hear that @taylorswift13 will be co-hosting the Grammy nominations special on 12.5. Taylor is terrific!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2012

Miley Cyrus

I am a defender of @MileyCyrus, who I think is a good person (and not because she stays at my hotels), but last night's outfit must go!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2013

Jay Z

I really like Jay Z but there is trouble in paradise. When his wife's sister starts whacking him, not good! No help from B leads to a mess.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2014

Lady Gaga

@RickyTheBitch @ladygaga I think Gaga is great--her 1st major appearance at my Miss Universe Pageant in Vietnam/6 yrs ago Should give me 25%

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2012

Madonna

Does Madonna know something we all don't about Barack? At a concert she said "we have a black Muslim in the White House."

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2012

Many people walked out on Madonna's concert when she told them to vote for Obama. Years ago I walked out because the concert was terrible!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2012

Cher

.@cher should spend more time focusing on her family and dying career!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2012

Mac Miller

Little @MacMiller, I'm now going to teach you a big boy lesson about lawsuits and finance. You ungrateful dog!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 31, 2013

It was just announced that @MacMiller's song "DonaldTrump" went platinum - tell Mac Miller to kiss my ass!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2013

Bette Midler

They should have allowed applause during the TRIBUTE to the departed - Really bad production. Bette Midler sucked! #Oscars

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2014

Prince

I met Prince on numerous occasions. He was an amazing talent and wonderful guy. He will be greatly missed!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2016

Rihanna & Chris Brown

If @rihanna is dating @chrisbrown again then she has a death wish. A beater is always a beater--just watch!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2012

Beyonce

Via @BET: "Donald Trump Blasts Beyoncé for Suggestive Super Bowl Show" https://t.co/MlYD7hc4

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2013

Michael Jackson

"@michaeljackson: #FriendlyFriday Michael Jackson with Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/K4exeDeX1Z" Michael was very misunderstood - a great talent

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2015

Justin Timberlake

.@JTimberlake It was great having you play The Blue Monster. Thanks for your nice statements-many agree that it is best they've seen!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2014

Whitney Houston

Clive Davis gave a great eulogy at my friend Whitney Houston's funeral--absolutely amazing!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2012

Whitney Houston was a great friend and an amazing talent. We will all miss her and send our prayers to her family.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2012

Bruce Springsteen

Why would Ohio listen to Bruce Springsteen reading his lines? Be careful or I will go to Ohio and @MittRomney will win it!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2012

Elton John

11,000 inside venue tonight in Tampa! Broke record set by Elton John in 1988 w/out musical instruments! Another 5,000 outside. Will be back!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2016

Axl Rose

Axl Rose should take his #rockhall2012 honors and be happy. Stop the no induction nonsense. Do it for your fans @axlrose.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2012

Johnny Cash

"Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money."
--Johnny Cash- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2012

Rod Stewart

"@billboard: .@RodStewart on his (naked) "young and carefree" days and pal Donald Trump https://t.co/47RflaEHXG" Rod, album is great!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2015

Rolling Stones

Congratulations to the Rolling Stones on marking their 50th anniversary in London.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2012

Neil Young

.@Neilyoung's song, "Rockin' In The Free World" was just one of 10 songs used as background music. Didn't love it anyway.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2015

.@Neilyoung A few months ago Neil Young came to my office looking for $$ on an audio deal & called me last week to go to his concert. Wow!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2015

For the nonbeliever, here is a photo of @Neilyoung in my office and his $$ request - total hypocrite. pic.twitter.com/Xm4BJvetIa

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 24, 2015

Billy Joel

Thank you @BillyJoel- many friends just told me you gave a very kind shoutout at MSG. Appreciate it- love your music!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2016