Apple performed 'Trump's Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire' at a Standing Rock benefit gig in LA last night (December 18)
Fiona Apple screamed “fuck Donald Trump” after performing a version of her new ‘Christmas song’ at a benefit concert for the Standing Rock protests in LA last night (December 18).
Apple appeared on the bill of the We Rock With Standing Rock concert, which was held at the Fonda Theatre yesterday in solidarity with the ongoing dispute over the Dakota Access Pipeline. After a fiery performance of her newly-released ‘Christmas song’, ‘Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire’ – a take on Nat King Cole’s festive classic – Apple yelled the song’s final refrain – “Donald Trump, fuck you!” – which elicited huge cheers from the audience.
Trump – who has just officially been confirmed as US President after receiving the required 270 votes from the US’s electoral college – is lambasted in Apple’s new seasonal song, with the 39-year-old singing about the President-elect: “Everybody knows some money and entitlement/ Can help to make the season white… Mothers of colour with their kids out of sight/ Will find it hard to sleep at night.”
Watch fan-shot footage of Apple’s live rendition of ‘Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire’ below.
Apple’s 1996 track ‘Criminal’, meanwhile, was chosen by current US president Barack Obama as one of his song selections for his annual summer playlist.