Mitt Romney uses “Wavin’ Flag” on campaign trail; K’naan isn’t feeling it [News]
The Toronto Star discusses K’naan’s displeasure with potential Republican presidental candidate Mitt Romney using his hit single “Wavin’ Flag” as a campaign theme song. Click the jump link to read it.
Toronto, ON – Celebrated Canadian artist K’naan has told Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney to stop waving his flag.
Flush from a crushing victory over Newt Gingrich in Tuesday night’s Florida primary, the Romney campaign unveiled a “new victory song: Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan,” Huffington Post senior political writer Jon Ward tweeted around 9:30 p.m.
A couple of hours later, K’naan sent out his own tweet: “Yo @mittromney I am K’naan Warsame and I do not endorse this message.”
The Canadian singer-songwriter’s “Wavin’ Flag” caught the attention of people around the world when it was made the official song of the World Cup in 2010.
His negative reaction to Romney’s use of the song continues a growing tradition of musicians who are less than pleased having their songs co-opted for conservative political campaigns. This week, Romney’s chief rival found himself the target of a lawsuit by Frank Sullivan, the co-writer of a song being played at recent Gingrich rallies: “Eye of the Tiger.”
Source: The Toronto Star