Mick Jagger cheekily responds to Donald Trump: 'I'm not Donald's DJ'

For the Rolling Stones, the Tuesday night opening of their Exhibitionism showcase in New York was not a time for politics.

But Donald Trump has loomed large over the band in recent months, thanks to the president-elect’s song of choice at his rallies: the Stones classic You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

In keeping with the song’s title, Mick Jagger wasn’t able to dodge every question about Trump on the red carpet for their art opening, an event that reunited the singer with bandmates Keith RichardsCharlie Watts and Ronnie Wood.

When asked how he felt about Trump using the song, he laughed. “I’ve had that one a lot lately,” he said about the question. “I’m not the DJ. I’m not Donald’s DJ.”

"Everyone outside the U.S. is kind of mystified," Mick Jagger told the Associated Press about Trump’s win earlier that day. "I'd say, that's the polite word."

To the band’s dismay, Trump repeatedly played Stones tracks Brown Sugar, Start Me Up and most notably You Can’t Always Get What You Want at his rallies. The Stones issued multiple statements condemning his unauthorized use of the songs, but that didn’t stop the president-elect from closing his campaign with You Can’t Always Get What You Want, playing it after his acceptance speech on Nov. 9.

Jagger responded to Trump's most recent transgressions with a cheeky tweet.

The band members were on hand Tuesday night to celebrate the opening of Exhibitionism, which displays roughly 500 costumes, instruments, diaries and art pieces from the band’s five-decade career, on display in New York until March 12.

Next up for the band is their first new album in a decade, Blue & Lonesome (out Dec. 2), which features covers of classic blues songs with the help of friends like Eric Clapton.


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