Axwell and Ingrosso ask presidential candidate Marco Rubio to stop using their song

Axwell and Ingrosso ask presidential candidate Marco Rubio to stop using their song

Newly-announced presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is like Barack Obama in many ways. Sure, he opposes Roe v. Wade and same-sex marriage, doesn’t believe humans are causing climate change, and would like to smash Obamacare to smithereens, but when it comes to lofty, experience-disguising rhetoric and hip, hip musical taste, Obama is basically his mentor!

Rubio has made many, many references to his favorite hip-hop artists (somebody loves Nicki!), and in a recent interview with TMZ, he made sure to let America know that EDM is up there, too. “Electronic music—I’ve gotten into a little with David Guetta, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Swedish House Mafia, those guys,” Rubio told TMZ.

Unfortunately for Rubio, and for all the cool teens trying to roll at his rallies, the affection is not mutual: After he walked offstage at his presidential kickoff rally yesterday to the tune of “Something New” by his favorite band Axwell ^ Ingrosso, the duo made the following

“Axwell ^ Ingrosso didn’t give their permission for this song to be used and don’t want to be affiliated with a particular party during the upcoming presidential race.”

– Business Insider

Aligning with a political party as a celebrity is always a risk, and we commend Axwell /\ Ingrosso for taking a stand against having their name tarnished by association with any singular party.



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