Sir Elton John has followed in the footsteps of Adele by distancing himself from Donald Trump after the US Presidential hopeful played his music at political rallies.

The billionaire businessman has been using Sir Elton's hits Rocket Man and Tiny Dancer during campaign events as he seeks to become the Republican Party's candidate in America's upcoming presidential election.

However, a publicist for the UK singer-songwriter has confirmed to WENN that Sir Elton is not endorsing Trump's political run.

First Adele, now Elton John - singers are speaking out over presidential candidate Donald Trump's use of their music.
First Adele, now Elton John - singers are speaking out over presidential candidate Donald Trump's use of their music.

"Elton's music has not been requested for use in any official capacity by Donald Trump. Any use of his music should not be seen as an endorsement of Donald Trump by Elton," the publicist said.

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The statement comes after representatives for Adele, whose music has also been used at Trump rallies, issued a similar declaration.

"Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning," a rep for the singer said.

Other musicians who have criticised the controversial political candidate for playing their records at public events include Neil Young, Aerosmith, and R.E.M.

- AAP