Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Courtney Love and more react to election result

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The music world has been reacting to news that Donald Trump has become the President of the United States.

Billionaire TV personality-turned-Republican candidate Trump took the US presidency after a series of victories over rival Hillary Clinton overnight. AP has confirmed the news.

Trump had won several “swing states”, including Florida, Ohio, Iowa and North Carolina, allowing him to reach the 270 electoral college votes needed to ensure victory.

Responding to the news, Bestival organiser Rob Da Bank tweeted, saying: “How can America go from Obama to Trump in 4 years?! Has someone hacked the tv channels with some mental made up film? This is insane”.

The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney wrote: “Think of all the free coverage @CNN and the rest of the media gave Trump and all the money they will make with him as President”.

Clinton supporter Katy Perry said she was “gonna cry my false eye lashes off” while The Roots’ Questlove tweeted in dismay at US voters: “We had one job”. Public Enemy’s Chuck D simply said: “Hitler is real”.

See a selection of social media responses below.

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